IL expands catastrophe proclamation; more floods possible

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Source:   —  July 17, 2017, at 7:43 AM

Bruce Rauner has added Cook County, which includes Chicago, to a state catastrophe proclamation amid flooding in the N of the state, warning there could be evacuations this week.

IL expands catastrophe proclamation; more floods possible

IL Gov. Bruce Rauner has added Cook County, which includes Chicago, to a state catastrophe proclamation amid flooding in the N of the state, warning there could be evacuations this week.

Rauner gave an upgrade Sun while touring the community of Algonquin, where the Fox River is expected to rise Monday. He says local executive could call for evacuations close the river in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties.

Rauner issued a state catastrophe proclamation Friday for Lake, McHenry and Kane counties. It followed storms that hit latest week. Floodwaters began to recede over the weekend along the Des Plaines River.

The catastrophe proclamation makes a wide variety of state resources available, including sandbags, pumps and trucks.

Lake County executive warn traffic problems are expected Monday amid flood-related road closures.

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