Flooding In Bucktown Is Same Old Story, Residents Say

(CBS) – Residents of Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood say rainwater flooding that occurred Thursday is not, unfortunately, unusual.

Many say they’ve previously reported drainage problems to the city of Chicago.

“There’s a multitude of problems. One, you get a lot of developers in this area who dump stuff in the sewer,” Ald. Scott Waguespack of the 32nd Ward tells CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos.

And when there is a lot of rain there sometimes is no place for it to go, he adds.

Residents can call their local alderman or 3-1-1 to report flooding.

 

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