Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The husband and wife are in need of a house to rent following the April floods, the Journal & Topics reports.
The April floods have displaced two Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 teachers, the Journal & Topics reports. The teachers, who are husband and wife, work at Algonquin Middle School and North Elementary School. They need to find a house to rent in the Des Plaines area because their home is currently uninhabitable. Several people, including District 62 staff members have offered temporary housing for the couple, but they are still in need of a more long-term solution, the newspaper reports.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Congressman gets glimpse of damage and then helps with sandbags.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) may have been in Washington when heavy rain brought severe floods to parts of the 10th Congressional District, but he became immersed in it before he could get home. Schneider planned to return to his Deerfield residence Thursday night but weather delays kept him away until late Friday morning. After returning, he went to see the flood damage along the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines, Mount Prospect and Wheeling. Earlier: When Will Area Rivers Crest? By Saturday morning he became a volunteer, bringing friends and staff members with him to help with sandbagging efforts in Lincolnshire and Fox Lake. There was plenty of company. “I’m really impressed by the community people volunteering,” he said. Schneider …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Four flooding analyses to guide improvements next year in Des Plaines.
Several areas of the city will be recommended for infrastructure improvements to address flooding, including increasing the sizes of storm sewers, after four studies are completed this year. Aldermen approved the latest of the flood studies to look at the Craig Manor subdivision near the park on Des Plaines’ north side at a council meeting on May 7. Other studies have looked at The Villas off Algonquin Road and the intersection of Forest Ave. and Earl Drive. Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. is completing the four studies, approved by the city in August. The work will cost Des Plaines about $50,000. Earlier: Gaming tax revenue planned for flood control, debt reduction. Last year the area experienced a series of severe thunderstorms …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
National Weather Service issues Cook County flood advisory.
National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Des Plaines River in Cook and Lake Counties beginning Tuesday morning near Gurnee and Riverside. The advisory continues for the Des Plaines River at Riverside until Wednesday afternoon. The following informaiton was taken directly from the NWS website. At 6 ft. water began to overflow into banks in the lower areas that are adjacent to the river. The river is expected to remain steady through Tuesday afternoon.