Cindy Retzlaff recalls her husband, Mike, waiting several years after they built their home in 1999 in Porter County's Duck Creek to make sure their downstairs didn't have any water intrusion before finishing the space.
SOUTH HAVEN | The flooding in South Haven Friday that temporarily closed U.S. 6 and resulted in 16 residents having to be rescued from their homes came as county leaders debate how to best prevent such occurrences.
A drain pipe in the backyard of 1500 block of Gleneagles Drive in the Briar Ridge subdivision failed Saturday afternoon with the heavy rains. A 40 by 50 pool of water resulted.
Two vehicles became trapped in the floodwater at the viaduct on U.S. 30 near U.S. 41 in Schererville Saturday afternoon. Heavy rains dropped more than 3 inches of water.
SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.
ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.
MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana was expected to remain under a flash flood warning until early Sunday with as much as 1.5 inches of rain falling in an hour, officials said.
Thunderstorms brought lightning and rain to the region Thursday night, flooding roads and knocking out power.
Rochelle Davis, left, president and CEO of the Healthy Schools Campaign, holds up a blueprint of the new schoolyard at Grissom Elementary School with Alderman John Pope, D-10th Ward, and Mariyana Spyropoulos, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago chairman of finance.
A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.
The recent spate of rain is filling streets and rushing through ditches, but those overseeing the Little Calumet and Kankakee rivers said levels are fine for now.
The third coldest and snowiest winter in Chicago history has clearly overstayed its welcome, but there is some good news coming from the miserable season.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water.
Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday.
Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.
SHELBY | The Kankakee River at Shelby is under a flood warning until further notice due to weekend rains and melting snow.
Freezing fog created some slippery roads Friday morning , but temperatures were expected to rise above freezing by noon, lifting the fog and glaze.
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