Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/12/2017 8:37 PM

Images: Heavy rain causing flooding in Lake, Cook and Kane counties

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Daily Herald

Wednesday's heavy rain has caused massive flooding the Lake, Cook and Kane counties. See photos of flooding from around the suburbs.

Photo courtesy of Joe ShumannRound Lake Fire Department personnel work on assisting a family from their home during flooding in 100 Block of Wildwood Dr. July 12, 2017, Round Lake Beach.
Photo courtesy of Joe ShumannRound Lake Fire Department personnel work on assisting a family from their home during flooding in 100 Block of Wildwood Dr. July 12, 2017, Round Lake Beach.
This Daily Herald drone photo shows heavy flooding at the intersection of Crane Blvd. and Dawes Road in Libertyville that forced several residents out of their homes.
  This Daily Herald drone photo shows heavy flooding at the intersection of Crane Blvd. and Dawes Road in Libertyville that forced several residents out of their homes.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Jorge Morales and his 10-year-old son Ariel, try to clear drains in from of his home on Lincoln Avenue and W. Division Street in Mundelein Wednesday morning.
  Jorge Morales and his 10-year-old son Ariel, try to clear drains in from of his home on Lincoln Avenue and W. Division Street in Mundelein Wednesday morning.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Mundelein resident Jorge Calvillo removes a stray garbage can that floated into his Lincoln Avenue driveway Wednesday morning.
  Mundelein resident Jorge Calvillo removes a stray garbage can that floated into his Lincoln Avenue driveway Wednesday morning.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Daily Herald drone photo showing flooding on Clarendon Drive and North Avenue Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.
  Daily Herald drone photo showing flooding on Clarendon Drive and North Avenue Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Daily Herald drone photo showing flooding on Clarendon Drive Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.
  Daily Herald drone photo showing flooding on Clarendon Drive Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Mundelein Fire Department's Lt. Tim Starky talks to residents on Lincoln Avenue before shutting off their natural gas main Wednesday morning. An area along W. Division Street west of Route 45 is heavily flooded.
  Mundelein Fire Department's Lt. Tim Starky talks to residents on Lincoln Avenue before shutting off their natural gas main Wednesday morning. An area along W. Division Street west of Route 45 is heavily flooded.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Car sit on a flooded Lincoln Avenue in Mundelein Wednesday morning following heavy rains.
  Car sit on a flooded Lincoln Avenue in Mundelein Wednesday morning following heavy rains.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Lincoln Avenue saw heavy flooding Wednesday morning in Mundelein.
  Lincoln Avenue saw heavy flooding Wednesday morning in Mundelein.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
A driver heads down a flooded Lincoln Avenue in Mundelein Wednesday morning.
  A driver heads down a flooded Lincoln Avenue in Mundelein Wednesday morning.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
This Daily Herald drone photo shows heavy flooding at the intersection of Crane Blvd. and Dawes Road in Libertyville that forced several residents out of their homes.
  This Daily Herald drone photo shows heavy flooding at the intersection of Crane Blvd. and Dawes Road in Libertyville that forced several residents out of their homes.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Garbage cans float in floodwaters along Clarendon Drive in Round Lake Beach Wednesday afternoon as residents begin to deal with the storm damage.
  Garbage cans float in floodwaters along Clarendon Drive in Round Lake Beach Wednesday afternoon as residents begin to deal with the storm damage.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Mundelein resident Gary Sarsok talks about the flooding Wednesday morning with his wife, Dorie, outside of their Lincoln Avenue home.
  Mundelein resident Gary Sarsok talks about the flooding Wednesday morning with his wife, Dorie, outside of their Lincoln Avenue home.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Mundelein police officer close down Route 45 at Division Street Wednesday morning due to flooding following heavy rainfall.
  Mundelein police officer close down Route 45 at Division Street Wednesday morning due to flooding following heavy rainfall.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Storm clouds move in near I-90 and Rt. 47 near Huntley on Wednesday morning.
  Storm clouds move in near I-90 and Rt. 47 near Huntley on Wednesday morning.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A car makes its way through standing water on Shepherd Drive in Elgin following drenching rains Wednesday morning.
  A car makes its way through standing water on Shepherd Drive in Elgin following drenching rains Wednesday morning.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
City of Elgin public works employees work to clear drains on Jane Dr. Wednesday morning after drenching rains caused flooding in streets and homes.
City of Elgin public works employees work to clear drains on Jane Dr. Wednesday morning after drenching rains caused flooding in streets and homes.
Rick West/rwest@dailyherlad.com
A storm moves into the northwest suburbs near Arlington Heights Road and I-90 Wednesday morning. Heavy flooding has been reported in the Elgin area and throughout Lake County.
  A storm moves into the northwest suburbs near Arlington Heights Road and I-90 Wednesday morning. Heavy flooding has been reported in the Elgin area and throughout Lake County.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Heavy rain caused flooding in downtown Palatine at Colfax and Smith Streets on Wednesday causing damage to several cars.
  Heavy rain caused flooding in downtown Palatine at Colfax and Smith Streets on Wednesday causing damage to several cars.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Sun-TimesRound Lake Fire Department personnel work on assisting a gentleman from his home after flooding at 100 Block of Wildwood Dr. July 12, 2017, Round Lake Beach.
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Sun-TimesRound Lake Fire Department personnel work on assisting a gentleman from his home after flooding at 100 Block of Wildwood Dr. July 12, 2017, Round Lake Beach.
Cedar Park Drive in Round Lake Beach remains closed due to flooding Wednesday.
  Cedar Park Drive in Round Lake Beach remains closed due to flooding Wednesday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Round Lake Beach residents survey the flooding damage along North Avenue in Round Lake Beach Wednesday afternoon.
  Round Lake Beach residents survey the flooding damage along North Avenue in Round Lake Beach Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Daily Herald drone photo showing flooding in a Round Lake Beach subdivision south of Rollins Road Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.
  Daily Herald drone photo showing flooding in a Round Lake Beach subdivision south of Rollins Road Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Heavy rain caused flooding in downtown Palatine at Colfax and Smith Streets on Wednesday causing damage to several cars.
  Heavy rain caused flooding in downtown Palatine at Colfax and Smith Streets on Wednesday causing damage to several cars.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A truck plows through a flooded Route 83 near Winchester Road Wednesday morning after heavy rain continues to blanket Lake County.
  A truck plows through a flooded Route 83 near Winchester Road Wednesday morning after heavy rain continues to blanket Lake County.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Cars hit flooded areas of Route 176 in Island Lake Wednesday morning as heavy rain continues to fall in Lake County.
  Cars hit flooded areas of Route 176 in Island Lake Wednesday morning as heavy rain continues to fall in Lake County.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Cars stuck in floodwaters along North Avenue in Round Lake Beach Wednesday afternoon.
  Cars stuck in floodwaters along North Avenue in Round Lake Beach Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Homes and cars are affected by rising floodwaters on North Avenue in Round Lake Beach Wednesday.
  Homes and cars are affected by rising floodwaters on North Avenue in Round Lake Beach Wednesday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Wade Jarrell of Green Oaks snapped this photo of water in his yard and surrounding his home.
Wade Jarrell of Green Oaks snapped this photo of water in his yard and surrounding his home.
Courtesy of Wade Jarrell
Salt Creek in downtown Rolling Meadows floods over its banks where it passes underneath Kirchoff Road.
Salt Creek in downtown Rolling Meadows floods over its banks where it passes underneath Kirchoff Road.
Courtesy of Mike Jendreas
The strong thunderstorms and wind caused these power poles to snap and fall on Plato Road just west of Elgin.
The strong thunderstorms and wind caused these power poles to snap and fall on Plato Road just west of Elgin.
Courtesy of Chris Brazas
Floodwaters spread in Kimball Hill Park in Rolling Meadows.
Floodwaters spread in Kimball Hill Park in Rolling Meadows.
Courtesy of Mike Jendreas
More flooding in Kimball Hill Park in Rolling Meadows
More flooding in Kimball Hill Park in Rolling Meadows
Courtesy of Mike Jendreas
The pond in Rolling Meadows' Kimball Hill Park has flooded over the fishing pier and walking path.
The pond in Rolling Meadows' Kimball Hill Park has flooded over the fishing pier and walking path.
Courtesy of Mike Jendreas
Rains produced flooding in Ingleside Wednesday. "This is the worst I have ever seen it. We live in Ingleside" says Knapp.
Rains produced flooding in Ingleside Wednesday. "This is the worst I have ever seen it. We live in Ingleside" says Knapp.
Courtesy of Christine Knapp
Rains produced flooding in Ingleside Wednesday. "This is the worst I have ever seen it. We live in Ingleside" says Knapp.
Rains produced flooding in Ingleside Wednesday. "This is the worst I have ever seen it. We live in Ingleside" says Knapp.
Courtesy of Christine Knapp
Streets in Lake Villa were flooded Wednesday as a result of heavy rains through the day and previous night.
  Streets in Lake Villa were flooded Wednesday as a result of heavy rains through the day and previous night.
Lee Filas | Staff Photographer
Streets in Lake Villa were flooded Wednesday as a result of heavy rains through the day and previous night.
  Streets in Lake Villa were flooded Wednesday as a result of heavy rains through the day and previous night.
Lee Filas | Staff Photographer
Streets in Lake Villa were flooded Wednesday as a result of heavy rains through the day and previous night.
  Streets in Lake Villa were flooded Wednesday as a result of heavy rains through the day and previous night.
Lee Filas | Staff Photographer
"The river is about ten feet into our yard right now." said East Dundee resident Pam Rea whose home backs up to the Fox River, "Unfortunately it'll get worse before it gets better."
"The river is about ten feet into our yard right now." said East Dundee resident Pam Rea whose home backs up to the Fox River, "Unfortunately it'll get worse before it gets better."
Courtesy of East Dundee resident Pam Rea
Emergency cones block St. Charles St. in Elgin just north of Rte. 20, as ComEd is on the scene of branches and power lines down late Wednesday afternoon.
  Emergency cones block St. Charles St. in Elgin just north of Rte. 20, as ComEd is on the scene of branches and power lines down late Wednesday afternoon.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A van is used to evacuate people from the flooded Lincolnshire-Marriott Resort Wednesday evening.
  A van is used to evacuate people from the flooded Lincolnshire-Marriott Resort Wednesday evening.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

Get articles sent to your inbox.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.