Photo Gallery: DuPage County Underwater in Spring Flood

How crazy is it out there right now? Please show us! Upload your pictures of flooding from DuPage County towns here.

Note: when uploading photos/video, please include a caption with the town and street where they were taken. Thank you!

By 7 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Romeoville had the total rainfall amount at 3.24 inches for the previous 24 hours. Then it rained some more. And it's not forecast to stop until Friday morning. 

What does the scene look like for you? Are there several feet of water outside your home (or, heaven forbid, inside it)? Stranded cars; flooded lawns and streets? If you’re lucky enough not to be too busy dealing with any emergencies right now (and we hope you are), we’d love to see what you see, and our readership likely would as well. 

If you have any great snapshots/photographs of the flooding around DuPage County today, please share them with us and with your fellow readers. (Please put a detailed caption on it so that we know where it’s from!) And feel free to share your stories in the comments. 

You can upload photos and video by using the “Upload Photos and Video” link above. Thanks in advance for sharing! Please stay safe!

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marty April 20, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Tom Tom, Jon, I agree these public works and village staff need to do more for the residents in Downers Grove instead of receiving a big fat pay check. From 6am to 10am I drove through prairie and several streets not one public works truck cleaning debris in the area nor in my neighborhood. If we pay for the sewers to be maintained and run off water then the village should be responsible for clean up if debris. Be there for the residents.
scottpfeiffer April 20, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Care for your immediate area around your home is a shared community responsibility. If there is a storm drain near or on your property it is VERY easy to rake leaves and sticks away from the drain. If you have particular complaints about city workers, perhaps you should voice them more productively to their direct management.
scottpfeiffer April 20, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I should add- the village came around our neighborhood BEFORE the storm and checked the drains, AND there is an extra pickup service for getting rid of flood-damaged furniture, etc. thanks to the village for doing a good job on a tough storm.
Al jr. April 21, 2013 at 03:03 AM
scottpheiffer, obviously you are a very easy guy to please, or you work for the village. Seems to me that it would have been a good idea to set a couple of barricades up to block off the flooded streets instead of having cars unknowingly try to drive thru in the darkness of the early morning hours, only to stall out and sit submerged in the water. At the intersection of Rogers and Fairview I saw at least 3 cars submerged. Also I never see anyone check the drains in our area, perhaps you live near the mayor or council member. And when and where was the extra pickup announced? None of my neighbors know anything about it, and I see stacks of flood damaged items up and down the streets since the day of the flood, with nothing picked up as of yet. Believe me, I have emailed the village about the poor service and have yet to hear back. As for raking up the leaves myself, well maybe you would like to stand in the street with a rake were I live as cars pass by at 40+ MPH
Ignacio Steen April 24, 2013 at 04:53 PM
What a surprise ! Three inches of rain and ZERO-LOT-LINE, CEMENT-COVERED ELMHURST FLOODS AGAIN !!


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