Many are calling it the worst floods they’ve ever seen in Chicago.
Chicago was subject to sudden torrential rain yesterday which caused mayhem across the city, particularly in Chicago’s North Side with some areas recording up to 5 inches of rainfall.
According to National Weather Service, it was the most significant flooding that Chicago has been subject to since May of 2020 which flooded the first floor of the Willis Tower.
Yesterday’s downpour flooded basements and alleys, forced nursing home residents to relocate, and caused restaurants, grocery stores, and roads to close with some people even needing to be rescued from their cars. There were even burst pipes allowing water to gush skyward.
A Flood Watch remained in effect until 4 am this morning, and National Weather Service is predicting moderate scattered showers today before “fall-like temperatures Tuesday give way to above seasonal temperatures later this week with mostly clear skies.”
Below are some of the most startling images and videos from yesterday’s flash floods:
Multiple viaducts across the north side of #Chicago have had severe flooding causing stranded vehicles. Once again, DO NOT attempt to drive across flooded roads. The heaviest rain has ended, but expect to encounter flooded roads until the water can recede. #ilwx https://t.co/Z7kZt7ZT7W
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) September 11, 2022
— CLIMATE Change 🌪️🌋❄️ (@weatheralert15) September 11, 2022
— Jimmy Lee 이지미 (@jyejyejye) September 11, 2022
Near Diversey Bowl, courtesy of Brittany Sazonoff pic.twitter.com/kD96vy56Zr
— Stephanie Lulay (@slulay2) September 11, 2022
This is amongst the worst flooding I’ve ever seen in Chicago.
The Ravenswood viaducts tend to flood because they were dug out from below the existing train tracks, but even so this is extraordinary. https://t.co/1OyfCoquBC
— Aphrodite (@graphickal) September 11, 2022
This morning at Lawrence and Ravenswood pic.twitter.com/cf22at05Ha
— Kyna (@KJintheCity) September 11, 2022
“Chicago gonna’ Chicago” – @tuturocks24
Underpass at Ravenswood & Foster pic.twitter.com/kTOitusgfT
— Chicago Bars (@chicagobars) September 11, 2022
— Rousemary Vega (@citygirl622) September 11, 2022
YIKES! Now, this isn't something you want to see or really experience 😬
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 11, 2022
And while the game was being played… the Chicago flood of 2022 pic.twitter.com/8Ht0DI8n11
— Leo Write (@leo_write) September 11, 2022
As ever look out for the latest flood warnings and other advisories via the National Weather Service website. Stay safe everybody!
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