Will it ever stop raining in Chicago?

Dean DeMass

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Here, in Chicago-land, it has been raining since Thursday, and I don't mean drizzle here and there. I mean pouring rain every single day. My damn basement has flooded, but luckily we just use it as storage, but I still have to clean the f**king mess up. The water is still coming in my basement and probally will for a couple of days. It is f**king October, enough with the damn rain already.

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[Edited last by Dean DeMass on October 16, 2001 at 03:48 PM]
[Edited last by Dean DeMass on October 16, 2001 at 04:20 PM]
 

MikeM

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and here I thought this was another baseball thread about the Chicago Cubs.

Sorry to hear about your rainy days...It'll be sunny tomorrow...just you watch.

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At some point it will get cold enough and there will be snow and no more rain!!
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Dean, I feel your pain. Here in Houston we had Allison dump on us in June and another week in August where it rained & rained & rained...
Some areas down here are already 2 FEET over the normal yearly rainfall.

Hope it clears up for you guys soon!
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Would it help if I sent you a giant sponge?

Seriously though, sorry to hear about the mess. Sounds like a bitch to clean up...
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Dean DeMass

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Holy Sh*t!!!!! It is actually not raining and isn't going to for the next few days. I should have posted this thread a few days ago and maybe my basement would be dry.

-Dean-
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Michael*K

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No flooding, but my backyard looks like a prairie because the grass is so long now.
Since it's dark when I get home, it'll have to wait until the weekend...when we'll likely get more rain!

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Bill Buklis

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It has been bad this year. This last Saturday was the second time this year we've basically had flash floods and a few other times that's come close. It feels weird to drive with your tires half submerged in water.
There's someone I know who had is car "totaled" from the first flood, so he said anyway. He drove under a viaduct deep in water, but still drivable. A little later his entire electrical system shorted out and the car was no longer drivable. Weird. Especially since the car never was totally under water.
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Dean,
I can sympathize regarding basement flooding. Ours has flooded twice in the 6.5 years we've lived in the house -- both times due to sump pump outages (1st time the electricity was out, 2nd time the motor blew in the pump). Our basement is fully finished, and was carpeted.
For anyone with similar problems, I highly recommend a water-powered backup sump pump. It uses water pressure from your city water lines to power the pump. This way, even if you lose electrical power, your backup system will run indefinitely (battery powered backup pumps usually only last 8-12 hours before the battery dies). We also replaced the carpeting with vinyl flooring "just in case".
 

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Funny, I arrived in Chicago Sunday afternoon and left yesterday and didn't see a drop of rain the whole time. Must be a localized thing like Charley Brown walking around with the little cloud over his head.

Rob
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On my way to LA, we stopped at Midway Airport (8:00AM) and weather was decent...
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Tom Skilling (our best weatherman, IMHO) confirmed that we have indeed been dumped on in recent months. After doing a computer sweep of the weather records dating back 130 years, he determined that during Aug-Sep-Oct of this year, the Chicago area has experienced six times the usual number of heavy downpours (2"+).
Those of us with flood-prone basements have become very sensitive to this increase in rainfall. Instead of sleeping like a baby through these fierce thunderstorms, I find myself babysitting the sump pump.
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