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Mundelein Storm Categorized as 200-Year Event

The Village of Mundelein received more than 6” during the recent major storm event causing widespread flooding, road closures, power outages, and evacuations. This storm is estimated to be a 200-year storm event. No municipal storm water systems are designed to handle a storm of this magnitude. Mundelein Police and Fire Department personnel and Mundelein Public Works and Engineering staff worked throughout the night in the early morning hours to mitigate the storm’s impact on residents.

“I want to acknowledge our Village Administrator, Police, Fire, Public Works, Building, Customer Service, business owners and residents who worked tirelessly during this major storm event. Everyone worked together to accomplish what needed to get done and I am both proud and grateful of their efforts,” said Steve Lentz, Mayor.

Of the approximate 40 residents who were temporarily sheltered at the Mundelein Police Department, 14 needed temporary shelter longer-term. Red Cross is providing assistance to those families. The remaining residents were able to get assistance from family and friends.

For flooding documentation, please take photos of your property, document any property damage, and contact your homeowners or renters insurance provider. Also, please keep in mind that storm water is not clean water. Do not walk, swim or allow children to play in standing water. Storm sewers throughout Lake County are at capacity.

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