It's a familiar story. A construction company is doing work in the neighborhood when a disaster occurs. The company gets blamed for contributing to the problem. An investigation ensues. Only this time, the company doesn't wait for the investigation.
Floodwater fills a dryer at Richard Hohalek's home in Hammond.
Water damages the basement of the Hammond home of Richard Hohalek and his sister Carol Pahl.
Richard Hohalek and his sister Carol Pahl look over damaged belongings in the basement of their Hammond home Thursday.
A portion of California Avenue in Hammond is closed to traffic for a reconstruction project.
Hasse Construction is doing road reconstruction and sewer replacement in the 6600 block of California Avenue in Hammond. Some residents question whether that work might have contributed to the flooding of about 20 homes in the area. John Hasse, the company's construction manager, said the co…
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HOBART | Deb Carroll's neighborhood in the 200 block of South Virginia Street has had flooding problems ever since she can remember.
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Everybody in south suburban Cook County is aware that on April 18, the area was drenched with rain from the storm that knocked out power in many households, caused huge traffic delays and flooded basements.
DYER | The Lake County surveyor's office is investigating the failure of a reinforcement wall recently built along a stretch of Plum Creek.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Purdue University has resources to help people deal with flooding problems.
People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.
High water closes a section of 25th Avenue between Burr Street and Colfax Avenue in Gary's Black Oak section.
Snow, carried by frigid westerly winds, blew across the huge light towers that illuminated an army of workers and equipment battling to stay ahead of churning, rising river water and temperatures hovering in the teens.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Town Court office sustained water damage after a new sprinkler system leaked water into the space.
The worries about the remnants of Hurricane Isaac bringing a reprise of the 2008 rains that pounded Northwest Indiana turned out to be unfounded, but that's not the only good news.
Martha Coakley, Lake Dalecarlia Property Owners Association president, talks about flood control work that has begun on the Lake Dalecarlia dam and Cedar Creek bank erosion work.
Eric Neagu and Jeff Ekegren look over plans for flood control work that began on the Lake Dalecarlia dam and Cedar Creek bank erosion work. The two work for Weaver Boos Consultants.
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