CHICAGO (SCS) — Heavy rains hit much of the Chicago area on Sunday within some areas of the city.
Water gushed like a geyser into the sky in Bucktown and Albany Park as sewers were overwhelmed. Some cars were flooded or damaged.
In one case near Irving Park and Kolmar, a Good Samaritan waded through high water to reach a woman who was stuck in her car. The man pulled her out of a window and took her to higher ground. She was not injured.
The heavy rains also fell in a short time, with some areas reporting 2.6 to 3.5 inches in as little as an hour.
Here are some rain totals for the region on Sunday:
COOK COUNTY —
Albany Park: 6.63 inches
Portage playpen: 5.86 inches
Lincoln Square: 5.90 inches
DUPAGE COUNTY —
Lisle: 5.56 inches
Downers Grove: 4.78 inches
WILL COUNTY —
Naperville: 5.61 inches