Posts Tagged “flooding”

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas Gov. JB Pritzker activated the Illinois National Guard to help respond to flooding caused by this past week’s devastating tornadoes and heavy rain storms, and launched a program called “Don’t Wait, Evacuate” to urge residents in flood-slammed communities to leavew…

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Flooding concerns force closure of Illinois River

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Flooding concerns force closure of Illinois River

IDNR Announces River Closures Due to Flooding Illinois River from Marshall County to the confluence of the Mississippi River closed to recreational traffic The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has announced the closure of the Illinois River due to flooding. Conservation Police are reporting flooding, dangerous currents and floating debris has created hazardous conditions…

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Cicero Chaplain returns after volunteering to help residents in Puerto Rico

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Cicero Chaplain returns after volunteering to help residents in Puerto Rico

Cicero Chaplain returns after volunteering to help residents in Puerto Rico Cicero Chaplain Ismail Vargas returned from a week long volunteer trip to Puerto Rico where he worked with communities there to help cleanup and restore properties for residents following the devastation caused by hurricane Maria. Cicero officials donated funds to help cover the costs…

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DuPage County Stormwater Management Continues to Operate Flood Control Facilities Sunday

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DuPage County Stormwater Management Continues to Operate Flood Control Facilities Sunday

DuPage County Stormwater Management Continues to Operate Flood Control Facilities Sunday Sunday, October 15, 2017 – DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently operating the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, Wood Dale-Itasca Reservoir (Wood Dale) and Spring Creek Reservoir (Bloomingdale) on Salt Creek and Fawell Dam (Naperville) and the Armstrong Park Reservoirs (Carol Stream) on the…

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Tornadoes, severe weather for Northern Illinois Oct. 14, 2017

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Tornadoes, severe weather for Northern Illinois Oct. 14, 2017

Tornadoes, severe weather for Northern Illinois Oct. 14, 2017 Significant Weather Advisory Weather Updated: Oct 14 8:05PM Issued by the National Weather Service For Cook County and surrounding counties in Northern Illinois SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 9PM CDT SAT …SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL WILL…COOK AND NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM CDT… AT 803…

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Breaking News: Flash Flood Warning Northern Illinois

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Breaking News: Flash Flood Warning Northern Illinois

Flash Flood Watch Weather Updated: Oct 14 2:55AM Issued by the National Weather Service For Northern Illinois Flash Flood warning issued for Cook County, IllinoisSaturday October 14, 2017 FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 2:55AM CDT SAT UNTIL 4AM CDT SUN … FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS…

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Hurricane aftermath worsened by political selfishness

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Hurricane aftermath worsened by political selfishness

Hurricane aftermath worsened by political selfishness The damage caused by a series of Hurricanes from Harvey to Maria to Mediterranean countries, several U.S. States, and two American territories, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island, is bad enough without some do-nothing political opportunist like Congressman Luis Gutierrez trying to exploit it for his personal political benefit…

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Painful to watch news reports on flooding

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Painful to watch news reports on flooding

Painful to watch news reports on flooding The reports of the massive flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey are depressing and remind me of floods that slammed Illinois in 1996. Flooding is so much more damaging to regional populations and governments are not equipped to handle it. By Ray Hanania Flooding isn’t like a…

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Orland Park Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

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Orland Park Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Village of Orland Park Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort The Village of Orland Park, Illinois is collecting to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with its Orland Park Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort. Three village facilities have been designated to accept donations from area residents including Orland Park’s Frederick T. Owens Village Hall at 14700 South…

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Local governments not responsible for flooding

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Local governments not responsible for flooding By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Friday April 25, 2013 When my home flooded in 1997, the Village of Orland Park provided large garbage canisters for each group of homes that had been damaged. They also provided dozens of crates of bottled bleach to kill mold and bacteria, that one…

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