CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of an Albany Park street that was inundated with flooding in April are now concerned that the city of Chicago seems to be taking the sandbags away from the North Branch of the Chicago River.
When the city put the sandbags along the river and on Monticello Avenue two months ago, it was – one residents believes – like closing the barn door after the horse is out.
“The street was flooded when they brought the sandbags. So they didn’t do us any good then. And I don’t know that the threat is necessarily over. By fall we could be having rain again.”
So it was a little confusing to Jennifer Sheagren and others when the city started taking away the sandbags.READ MORE: Brent Seabrook Ending Playing Career After 15 Years With Chicago Blackhawks
“The guys told me they are taking all the bags. And they may replace (them) or not.”
Nelson Reyes isn’t sure what to make of it. He lives in the house closest to the river on Monticello.
One thing he does know: FEMA refused to help him. And his insurance?
“Forty-nine days, starting from April 18 up to this time. I didn’t receive a single dime. A single penny.”MORE NEWS: Man Falls On Red Line Platform In Rogers Park, Dies After Train Strikes His Head
Newsradio is still waiting on a response from the Chicago Water Department.