MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (CBS) — After a couple weeks which saw some torrential downpours, uprooted trees, and power outages from summer storms, a group from southwest suburban Midlothian was speaking out Thursday, because they’re tired of their property repeatedly flooding.
The group calls itself Floodlothian Midlothian. There’s even a Facebook page with that name.READ MORE: Detectives Following 'Promising Leads' In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega, Mayor Says
“If there’s rain in the sky, there’s not a car in a yard here on this block”, says leader Helen Lekavich.
For the past year, Floodlothian has been gathering evidence–data and pictures – to show to any politician or government agency that will listen that something needs to be done about the repeated overflow of Natalie Creek into and around dozens of homes.
“It comes like a…we call it the Midlothian Tsunami. It has snow caps. It’s like a tidal wave, and it just takes over,” Lekavich said.