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The Weekend Floods Caused The Sears Tower To Go Dark And It Was Really Creepy

By Colby Smith

The Weekend Floods Caused The Sears Tower To Go Dark And It Was Really Creepy

It looked like the Tower of Sauron.

Chicago saw nearly 8 inches of rainfall over the weekend, causing floods in streets, homes, and basements across the city. Not the least of which was the Sears Tower. The flooding was so bad that it knocked out a power transistor, causing the tower to go dark. The effect was rather eery to say the least.

In addition to what was once the tallest skyscraper in the world going dark, the rainfall flooded Lower Wacker Drive to the point that it had be closed off. The Chicago Fire Department said that it had to rescue at least 6 resident from the rising waters.

The Sears Tower without its power is giving me a TON of anxiety #SearsTower #Chicago #flood

— Eva Silberman @SilbermanEva May 20, 2020

“Two of the top five wettest May days ever were in the past four days. No wonder why the flooding is so bad,” said National Weather Service meteorologist, Gino Izzi.

“I can’t recall there ever being a time when Lower Wacker has flooded as a result of a rain event, and it was kind of a culmination of events, including nearly historic lake levels.”

The Sears Tower in Chicago is just as done with 2020 as we all are. #SearsTower #QuarantineLife

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— Katharina Borchert @lyssaslounge May 20, 2020

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