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Flood damage assessment available for Addison residents

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:34 p.m. CDT
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An industrial park on Capitol Drive in Addison — normally an empty field — is flooded on Thursday.

ADDISON — Residents of Addison with flood damage to their homes are urged to fill out a damage assessment form and return it to the village by Wednesday. The form can be received by calling the Village of Addison Community Development Department at 630-693-7530.

Officials in Addison are continuing to monitor Salt Creek as water levels crested at 3 a.m. Thursday and appear to be decreasing.

Residents of the Home Addition and Normandy Manor subdivisions are encouraged to secure their property to avoid damage due to floodwaters. Residents who want to park cars away from rising waters may use the parking lot at St. Joseph Church, 330 E. Fullerton Ave.

Mayor Larry Hartwig declared a state of emergency in the Village of Addison on Thursday.

Village officials said there were reports of residents attempting to remove manhole covers on streets that are experiencing flooding. Residents are urged not to remove manhole covers because of the danger in doing so.

A temporary shelter is open at Indian Trail Junior High School Commons at Door 1.

Sandbags are available at the A.J. LaRocca Wastewater Treatment Plant at 333 S. Villa Ave., and a second location is now available on Villa Avenue, north of Myrick Avenue.

Drivers should avoid closed roads due to standing water, including Villa south of Myrick; Diversey Avenue from Mill Road to LaLonde Avenue; and LaLonde from Diversey to Fullerton Avenue.

Thursday garbage pickup was delayed until Friday, and Friday garbage pickup will take place Saturday. Residents with large items for pickup due to flooding may place them at the curb now, but the waste hauler will not begin removing these items until next week.

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