Flooding, Trees Down And Fires Reported In West Suburb
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AURORA, Ill. (STMW) – Emergency crews rescued a 70-year-old woman from a car when it became stuck in water in west suburban Aurora during this morning’s storm. Several others storm-related incidents were also reported and no one was injured.
Aurora firefighters rescued the woman from her vehicle in the area of Eola and Ridge on the far east side when it became stuck in the water. She was not injured, according to a release from Aurora police.
Eola between Ridge and Long Grove and Commons between Exchange and Liberty are flooded, according to the release. City crews are working to close those streets. Motorists advised to stay clear of those areas and are also reminded to not attempt to drive through standing water, according to the release.
Three homes were struck by lighting, causing fires, the release said. Minor damage to two neighboring homes in the 500 block of Hardin on the west side and 4100 block of Stableford on the far east side of Aurora.
There were also two trees that fell onto cars — one each in the 400 and 800 block of Watson on the near southeast side of the city, the release said.
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