“How long can you tread water?”
Chicago is having a rainfall of historic proportions:
The Chicago region was pounded by rain overnight, with as much as one inch per hour falling, flooding underpasses and closing major roadways.
“Unfortunately it looks like we’re going to be stuck in this (weather) pattern through the morning and possibly into the afternoon,” said Kevin Birk, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
The nearby Edens Expressway is flooded; cars stalled in the underpass are completely under water. Our backyard is covered with between one and five inches of water. When we awoke at 4:00am in front of our house the street was completely filled with water, the sidewalks were covered, and the water had risen to cover portions of our front lawn.
One of our cars started fine; the other won’t turn over. I’m guessing an alternator problem. It’s just too darned wet.
I am now going to walk the dogs. I may wear a lifejacket.