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Old 04-18-2013, 07:14 AM  
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Flooding!

Serious flooding in the Chicago area today. Rivers flooded, several interstates flooded, streets flooded everywhere, schools closed. I can't get to work because I can't get to the train platform (tunnel under the tracks flooded, roads to the other side flooded, fence blocks the tracks on the top). Worst I've seen it in years. And it's still raining like hell.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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Can't see any major streets from my house, but this lake is normally a golf course. Normally no standing water at all. We've had about 5" of rain.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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And here in Liberty, my pond is still 2 feet low from the drought
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:32 AM   #5
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Can't see any major streets from my house, but this lake is normally a golf course. Normally no standing water at all. We've had about 5" of rain.
Wow, that's a lot of water. Is your house safely situated on high ground?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
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Wow, that's a lot of water. Is your house safely situated on high ground?
Yeah, I'm good. Nothing standing near me. I probably should check the basement, though.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:35 AM   #7
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my pond's about full again. salt river's out big time. lots of trouble due to power outages today.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:39 AM   #8
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There's a retention pond up the street, it's higher than I've ever seen it in the 12 years I've lived here. It might overtake the street if this keeps up.

I'm watching the local news right now, flooding everywhere. It's crazy.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #9
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And here in Liberty, my pond is still 2 feet low from the drought
At least you have a pond.

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Can't see any major streets from my house, but this lake is normally a golf course. Normally no standing water at all. We've had about 5" of rain.
I haven't gotten 5" total accumulated over the last 10 months.

I wish you'd pipe that out here.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #10
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In all seriousness, stay safe bud. It doesn't look like it's done yet.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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I haven't gotten 5" total accumulated over the last 10 months.

I wish you'd pipe that out here.
You're welcome to it.

We're supposed to get another 2" as well.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #12
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #13
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In all seriousness, stay safe bud. It doesn't look like it's done yet.
Thanks. Shouldn't impact me directly, other than being stuck at home.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #14
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Can't see any major streets from my house, but this lake is normally a golf course. Normally no standing water at all. We've had about 5" of rain.
As someone that went through the 2010 floods (4 feet of water in my house) in Nashville my thoughts to you and yours. Hope you can stay dry.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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As someone that went through the 2010 floods (4 feet of water in my house) in Nashville my thoughts to you and yours. Hope you can stay dry.
Ouch. I won't have anything to deal with anything like that. Not in or close to a flood plain.
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