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Flood Warning in Cook County In Effect

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Flood warning is in effect for Cook County and throughout the Chicagoland Suburbs, and it will remain in effect through the weekend. If you live or drive near Des Plaines River, you may encounter many flooded areas throughout.

If your area is experiencing flooding, please take steps to ensure your safety! Here are a few helpful safety tips from ready.gov:

  • "Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there’s a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • Walk only where floodwaters aren’t moving. Use a stick to check the depth of the water and firmness of the ground in front of you.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Just 1 foot of water can stall your engine and make the car float away.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning."

SERVPRO is ready and prepared 24/7 to handle any size disaster. If your home or business experiences water damage from flooding, please give us a call at (847) 593-3055.

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