Lake and Northeastern McHenry County are under a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY at this time. This emergency signifies a short duration of intense flooding. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER. Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Please keep emergency lines open for emergencies such as manhole cover removal or blocked storm sewers. All other issues may be reported online at Antioch.il.gov.
During a flood, water levels and the rate the water is flowing can quickly change. Get to higher ground. Do not drive or walk into water. Stay informed by monitoring local radio and television for updates and by visiting www.fema.gov and www.ready.gov. Don’t forget to check Lake County PASSAGE for local road information, including closures and travel time estimates.
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR Lake and northeastern McHenry
counties in Illinois…
…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CDT FOR
LAKE AND NORTHEASTERN MCHENRY COUNTIES…
At 857 AM CDT, additional thunderstorms producing very heavy rain
were moving across the warned area and will likely cause additional
flash flooding and very dangerous travel. Five to eight inches of
rain has fallen and additional rainfall amounts of around one inch
are likely in the warned area.
This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Lake county and northeastern
McHenry county in Illinois. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS
SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!
Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Waukegan, North Chicago, Gurnee, Mundelein, McHenry, Vernon Hills,
Zion, Grayslake, Libertyville, Lake Forest, Round Lake, Antioch,
Beach Park, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Lake Villa, Island Lake, Long Grove,
Park City and Wonder Lake.
Including the following interstates…
I-94 between mile markers 1 and 18.
I-294 between mile markers 1 and 18.