It's Raining, It's Pouring
By Margaret Lyons in News on May 25, 2004 3:07PM
We know a blog about Chicago weather wouldnt exactly the most riveting site of all time ("Its cold. Still cold. Cold again today. Rain." repeat), but this month is the 17th-wettest May in Chicago history! Good god damn, my soaked compadres.
Russell, Gurnee, Des Plaines, and Riverside are all experiencing flooding, which the Trib documents and a really informative little graphic. More rain is expected throughout the week, and experts say waters wont crest in some suburbs until Wednesday or Thursday. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross are both on hand, and according to the Sun-Times, the Lake County health department has warned citizens that flood water can cause disease-causing organisms and instructed people to watch for nausea, diarrhea and muscle aches. Those with open wounds are at especially high risk for tetanus. Dislodged manhole covers can cause whirlpools that can suck children and adults to their death.