Powerful Wind-Driven Waves Batter Chicago's Lakeshore

High winds across Lake Michigan brought large waves and flooding to the Chicago shoreline on September 22.

The National Weather Service reported wave heights from 12 to 18 feet, which combined with “above-average lake levels” and “storm-induced lake level rises,” could lead to flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline through Thursday.

This video taken by Ashley Heher, who said it was filmed in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, shows the waves. Credit: Ashley Heher via Storyful

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