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Region, Chicago Deal with Flooding

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Communities across the Region and Chicago area continue to deal with flooding. On the southeast side of Chicago, a sinkhole swallowed three vehicles. Reports say the apparent cause of the sinkhole was a nearly century-old water main.  A number of area roads still have high-standing water, and flood warnings remain in effect across Northwest Indiana. The National Weather Service says rainfall reports of nearly seven and eight inches were observed in Illinois. In Northwest Indiana, and nearly two-and-a-half inches was reported to have fallen in Portage, with more than two inches of rain during a 24-hour period in these storms in Highland and Dyer.
Flood warnings continue for Region rivers. This morning at 5 am the Little Calumet River at Munster was at 15.2 feet, 3.2 feet above flood stage, meteorologists report. Last night the Kankakee River at Shelby was at 10.5 feet, and flood stage is 9 feet.
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