CHICAGO (CBS) — Many suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets. Many residents said it’s a chronic problem, and they’re tired of getting water in their basement every time it rains.
Drivers gingerly tried to navigate flooded streets in Bellwood. Some made it through safely, despite the fact that the water was almost above their tires.
Others did not, and had to be pulled out with the help of tow trucks. Danny Morales said the water quickly spoiled what had been a good night.
“In 45 minutes, boom, everything was flooded, man,” Morales said.