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  1. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    OK, after my exciting 52 mile round trip drive to Karaoke at the Blue Frog,

    I thought there might be some FLOOD stories out there.

    To start it off, my drive to work on Sunday was filled with water filled
    roads, and squad cars blocking access and re-routing traffice.

    The most dramatic of these was by O-Hare Airport,
    where the Main road south of the airport,

    Irving part road or US-19, was under 3-feet of water and was blocked off
    at Manheim, so that I had to drive about 14 miles around the entire Airport
    to the North only to discover that Irving park was also blocked off at the
    access road into the airport, which was just barely still open,
    thus allowing me access to the cargo section of the airport and
    thus I am happily trapped at work for now:)

    To supply more about this,

    I have been driving this area for over 35 years,
    and while I have seen river road flood, and the under-passes of
    Schiller park flood, I have yet to encounter such flooding on the airport.

    speaking of airport flooding, it looks to me like some of the taxi-ways
    at Paulwakee airport (near where I live) are now also flooded,
    and that airport kinda looks closed at this time.

    Hopefully, everyone in the CF is high and dry
  2. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Check out these flood photos from the trib if this link holds,

  3. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Let's see,

    O-Hare has flooding, in the terminal and on the ramp

    so does Paulwaukee airport out by me.


    The original McDonalds and the new one nearby,
    are under siege from rising flood waters.

    hopefully, the following are some photos



  4. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    More Photos,

    The Edens expressway__closed,

    and more of downtown Des Plaines.

    absolutely amazing!


  5. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    I didn't have to go far to see flooding...
    my entire yard was underwater last night...
    garage too...

    I have some photos...but since my phone line box was also underwater...I could not get internet yesterday...and if you tried to call me...all I heard on my end of the line was static...

  6. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    That sucks! I was in the 'burbs and had to find alternate routes home Sat afternoon. We have basement flooding and now our roof is leaking. I'd kill for a few hot dry days. Yesterday there was a reroute on Foster west of Pulaski. Gompers park is completely flooded, the pool is now part of the river.
  7. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    So, R2, is still high and dry:)
  8. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    Aug 4, 2003
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    My basement is ruined. This crap couldn't have come at a worse time. Didn't help we were all up in Wisconsin spreading my dad's ashes at the race track. We were on CBS 2 on the 10pm news.
  9. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    Mar 10, 2001
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    First off, my depot in Hammond, In has 8 inches of water in the lot with two of my co-workers cars still in the middle of the new lake. We have a 'shuttle' now. Before and after shifts, the guys will park their cars on the edge of the water and someone comes in one of the trucks to bring them back and forth.

    And one of my new stops is in Michigan City, which requires me using 80/94 to get there. Now it's all closed off and I'm stuck using side roads along with EVERY other truck making it's way east and west. A usual 45 minute trip now takes close to 3 hours!!! Thanks Calumet River!! And, no, I don't get paid hourly.
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