Chicago Funnies - Thousands of people have been left homeless with many taking refuge in Red Cross shelters across the Chicago area this morning because of the heavy floods.
Rain throughout the weekend has left many Chicagoans in a very bad conditions. This is in the wake of my conversation saying I like Chicago because all we have to deal with is bad winters and lots of snow. The flooding has raised my eyebrows.
Early INDOT reports said that floodwater broke the levee, while the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers water said they thought the water only topped the levee.
"There was an area that looked like it broke," said INDOT spokeswoman Angie Fegaras. "The issue is that water came over the levee onto the road," which is when the closure happened.
It's not pretty or easy to deal with. Chicagoan, keep your heads up...our beloved winter is coming soon (funny).