Water Gushes From Drains Onto Chicago Streets Amid Severe Flooding

Water was seen spraying high into the air as severe flooding hit Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, September 11.

Video recorded by Rashida Sawyer shows a geyser-like stream of water powerfully gushing into the street. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Sawyer told Storyful.

The National Weather Service (NWS) urged residents to avoid driving through flood waters and to report flooding to authorities.

NWS meteorologist Ricky Castro told NBC Chicago the rain event was the city’s “most significant flooding” in over two years with up to five inches of rain recorded. Credit: Rashida Sawyer via Storyful

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