DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — Sewage drains are on overdrive on Barry Lane as river waters from the Des Plaines finally recede.
“This street was a lake, it came in so fast, I didn’t even have time to get the cars out,” said homeowner Ed Beck.
Beck was finally able to return to his home he was being evacuated by boat on Friday. Five days later, he got his first look at his basement that at one point had 9 feet of water floor to ceiling.
“This was a fully furnished basement. We lost furniture, carpeting, a TV on the wall, our water heater, a workshop,” he said.