Chicago flooded today. Below is a view from my front door after the water had begun to subside.
Although the water had begun to subside, it still felt like there was water everywhere.
To give you an idea of how high the water was. the poles in the picture below were completely submerged at one point.
My husband started marking the highest rain falls. He'll be able to mark an all time high once he can get back down to the pier.
Although we live along the river, our house sits quite high so we never have any problems with water in the house, except today. Water bubbled up through the drains in the floor and my husband and I went to work removing as much of my studio as we could. It's amazing just how much you can accomplish when you have to. The water subsided quickly and I spent the rest of the day cleaning. I'm pooped! All in all, I'm counting my blessings. We were able to remove all the things that are low to the floor so nothing was ruined, the water subsided quickly and sadly there are many others who have it so much worse than us.
Off to bed I go. I have a feeling that I will be asleep the minute my head hits the pillow :-)