State of emergency declared for Chicago suburb dealing with flooding

State of emergency declared for Chicago suburb dealing with flooding

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DES PLAINES, IL - APRIL 19: Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a flooded street to reach the home of his cousin on April 19, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. The suburban Chicago town is battling floodwater from the Des Plaines River which is expected to crest at a record 11 feet later today. Record-setting rains and rising rivers have caused wide-spread flooding in many Illinois communities. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

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Posted on April 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 19 at 5:59 PM

CHICAGO (WHAS11) -- Chicago residents are dealing with heavy flooding Friday afternoon, April 19.

A state of emergency has been declared in the suburb of Lyle where seven inches of rain fell overnight. One man had to be rescued when his truck became stranded in the floodwaters.

And residents of one apartment complex were evacuated because of the rising water.

"We have an indoor parking garage and every single car, completely flooded,"
 area resident William Martin said.

Firefighters went door-to-door checking to see if anyone was trapped inside their homes.

No injuries have been reported.
 

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