September 15, 2008
Flooding in Chicago Area Leaves 2 Dead
CHICAGO (MCT) -- Rain-swollen rivers and creeks forced hundreds of voluntary evacuations across the Chicago region on Sunday, damaged homes and at least one architectural landmark, left two Indiana men drowned in a drainage ditch, and triggered emergency declarations in half a dozen Illinois communities and all of Cook County.
Fire officials in Chesterton, Ind., near Indiana Dunes State Park, confirmed Sunday that two men there died after apparently drowning in a flooded drainage ditch, but they could not provide details.
"I have never seen flooding like this," said Albany Park resident Babu Daniel, as he walked through his neighborhood in water up to his knees.
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