Rockford Scanner™: The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flood Advisory*




 

 

 

 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Lake County in northeastern Illinois...
  Ogle County in north central Illinois...
  Northern De Kalb County in north central Illinois...
  Winnebago County in north central Illinois...
  Kane County in northeastern Illinois...
  McHenry County in northeastern Illinois...
  Northwestern Cook County in northeastern Illinois...
  Boone County in north central Illinois...

* Until 730 PM CDT

* At 427 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated numerous thunderstorms with
  brief heavy rain. These are moving to the northeast over the same
  areas of far northern Illinois. Up to one to two inches of rain
  has already fallen on already wet ground in some isolated
  locations today. This additional rainfall will cause minor
  flooding in the advisory area, generally north of I-88.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Rockford, Elgin, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Hoffman
  Estates, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Wheeling, St. Charles,
  Gurnee, Mundelein, Algonquin, McHenry, Belvidere, Vernon Hills,
  Woodstock, Zion, Rolling Meadows and Loves Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots