CHICAGO — First responders had to use inflatable boats to rescue people from a flooded Lower Wacker Drive late Sunday.
Every part of the city saw flooding due to heavy, hours-long storms Sunday. The rain flooded streets, including Lower Wacker Drive, where people experiencing homelessness often stay.
The Fire Department removed at least six people from the underground street, according to tweets.
Photos and videos show heavy flooding, and the Fire Department had to use “inflatable watercraft” to get people out.
Just since Thursday, it’s rained 7.88 inches in Chicago, according to the National Weather Services.
A flood warning was still in effect for Chicago until 1 p.m. Monday, and the National Weather Service warned there would be “residual flooding, some significant,” in northeastern Illinois.