The City is recovering from the flooding due to the heavy rains. Water on City streets is receding. If you must travel by car, please use extreme caution – Do not drive through high standing water.
The National Weather Service is forecasting additional rain today.
The City continues to do everything possible to mitigate the flooding. Public Works staff is monitoring the Des Plaines River levels and conditions in the areas along Riverside Drive. Mitigation efforts have led to the closure of Riverside Drive. Pumps are operating in the Manor and Mayfield areas. Public Works employees and CERT volunteers are filling sandbags which will be available at the Public Works Service Center. If you are experiencing flooding in your basement, please do not go down into the water. Call 9-1-1 if you see any sparks, flames, or smell natural gas. The City cannot pump out flooded basements.
The Park Ridge Library is open and available as a temporary shelter. The City is working to open additional shelter facilities if needed.
The Police Department has completed an assessment of each police beat. Most areas of flooding have receded. The following areas continue to have significant flooding and do not show signs of immediate relief.
The following streets are currently impassable:
- Riverside Drive between Sibley and Touhy
- Dempster from I-294 to Greenwood
- Mayfield Estates (North of Farrell and West of Potter)
- Peterson and Greenwood
- Northbound Greenwood from Northwest Hwy. Southbound Greenwood from Oakton is open.
- The Manor (Fenton, Burton, DeCook)
- Parkside from Dempster to Davis
- Carol from Western to Greenwood
The City will be providing additional updated information at 5pm today
For Non-Emergency information, please call (847) 318-6721. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.
Authority of Fire Chief Michael A. Zywanski