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Images: Flooding Wednesday in the northwest suburbs

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Juan Corona carries his grandson Felix Hernandez, four, from his flooded house which belongs to his daughter Alex Hernandez in Wheeling after storms dumped over five inches of water in a matter of hours. The house has over five feet of water in the basement and was still rising.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Juan Corona carries his granddaughter Delanee Hernandez, 9, on his back from her flooded house in Wheeling after storms dumped over five inches of water on the area.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Greg Mandrek describes the damage to his cars and apartment after flooding at the Runaway Bay Apartments in Palatine on Wednesday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Kurt and Cheryl Prell inspect the condition of their car after flooding at the Runaway Bay Apartments in Palatine on Wednesday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Floodwaters bubble up from a drain causing flooding along Arlington Heights Road south of Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove on Wednesday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Flooding along Arlington Heights Road and Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove caused major traffic problems on Wednesday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

An abandoned car sits on flooded Henley Street in front of Glenview State Bank at Waukegan Road in Glenview on Wednesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A man and women try to move their car on Henley Street in Glenview at Waukegan Road Wednesday. Waukegan Road was closed both directions between Golf and Glenview Road.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Buffalo Grove Fire Department personnel load a rescue boat back onto a trailer Wednesday after helping to evacuate some nearby residents as floodwaters rose in their homes.

Melissa Silverberg | Staff Photographer

Lake Zurich village and fire department officials work the flooding scene along Bristol Trail Drive in Lake Zurich Wednesday.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

A car is submerged under water along Bristol Trail Road in Lake Zurich Wednesday morning as after heavy rains hit the area.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

A vehicle is half under water along Bristol Trail Drive in Lake Zurich Wednesday following heavy rains.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Multiple rescue crews gather on the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington to look for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve after noon Wednesday.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Continuous overnight storms flooded many streets in McHenry County. The Northwest Metra line between Crystal Lake and McHenry was shut down as crews worked on a washout under the tracks on Bay Road, north of Crystal Lake.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Crews prepare to enter a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing motorist spotted a man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Multiple rescue crews looks for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

A small car pushes it's way through a flooded Knack Road, near Route 176 in Crystal Lake Wednesday morning. Continuous overnight storms flooded many streets in McHenry County.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

A rescue crew wades on the bank in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing motorist spotted a man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Continuous overnight storms flooded many streets in McHenry County. The intersection of Route 22 and Route 14 in Fox River Grove was closed, as well as the parking lot at a nearby shopping center.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 6/26/2013 4:05 PM

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Images from the northwest suburbs of flooding on Wednesday and how it affected suburban residents.
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