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Raindrops Keep Seeping in Our Basement

By Meghan Clark on Jun 27, 2007 10:25PM

07_06_tree.jpgWe complained about the heat yesterday, but we really started bitching when the rain fell. Sure, the rain was over before the Chicagoist offices closed for the day, but the fun was just starting. Chicagoist found three inches of water in our basement and that was after our reroute around multiple streets on the Northside that were either under of foot of water, such as Irving Park Road at the Brown Line, or had broken traffic signals. As we dried our belongings with our neighbors at the laundrymat last night, we swapped tales of inches of water (the highest at the 'mat was nine inches), the last time basements flooded (approximately 18 years ago) and cars trapped under trees (see photo). We haven't felt this neighborly since we dug out of the snow last winter.

So Neighbor, what's your storm story?

Image courtesy of Jessica White.