Storm Causes More Flooding in Skokie Ridge Neighborhood

The Glencoe neighborhood continues to be plagued by flooding, but officials warn that measures to alleviate the problem could cost millions.

Monday's storm dropped about 2.5 inches of rain on Glencoe, which caused another round of flooding for the Skokie Ridge neighborhood, Sun-Times Media reports.

Damaging flood waters during and after storms remains a concern for Glencoe officials and residents of the area, according to the report. Skokie Ridge is one of five neighborhoods trustees want to be evaluated by an engineering firm to see what steps can be taken to stop the problem, the report stated. However, any actions to solve the flooding issues could carry a price tag in the millions of dollars and would need a bond referendum, the report added.

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Although the storm brought attention to Skokie Ridge again, it wasn't the only neighborhood to be affected by flooding because of the storm. Carroll Lane, Park Place, Terrace Court and the Hazel Avenue underpass all were affected by flood waters caused by the storm Monday, June 30, the Tribune reported.

The effects of the severe thunderstorm should not dampen Glencoe's Fourth of July celebration, the report stated. Glencoe Park District officials said the fireworks display will go on as planned, but residents should wear appropriate shoes, apply insect repellant and bring something to sit on as the ground might still be wet from Monday's storm and all of the rain or recent weeks, the report added.


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