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Flash Flood Warning Issued for Southeast Cook County

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning effective until 8:30 p.m.

Runoff from this afternoon’s torrential downpours is posing a flash flood threat to southeastern Cook County until 8:30 p.m., according to an alert from the National Weather Service

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. 

More thunderstorms and are expected later tonight. 

Here are some local weather reports from the H-F Patch Facebook page

Betsy M: No floods on Martin ave. but we have no power!

Taryn H: I'm on Butterfield Creek and my yard is flooded pretty badly

Joel A: yeah I have a river in my downstairs that I am trying to keep up with

Charlie P: All the stop lights are out on halsted

Donna T: 80 E Bound at Dixie exit

Brenda G: Lights out at Dixie & Willow/ Dixie & 183rd

Head over to H-F Patch Facebook for the ongoing conversation!

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) April 17, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Some pretty neat rapids are starting to develop in the street gutter in front of my house.
DJ Morgan April 18, 2013 at 03:12 AM
Love this picture (probably not what the H/F Park grounds people think)

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