paulsmith at pobox.com
Mon Sep 15 20:07:15 CEST 2008
Here's a really interesting and detailed explanation of how the flooding was
handled (or not handled depending on your point of view), by one of the
commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which has
authority over Cook County's stormwater and sewer management:
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:13 PM, James Snyder <jbsnyder at fanplastic.org>wrote:
> Hi -
> This isn't particularly detailed as far as whether particular neighborhoods
> and whatnot are flooded, but it does show recent river level data for
> I'd assume that the river flooding and not the storm/sewer backup is
> probably the most problematic. That said, flooding is another valid reason
> to like non ground floor or garden units :-)
> OTOH, I don't recall anything this extensive in the 7 years I've been here.
> I'm new to the list. I've been playing with Python on and off for a bit,
> but have now started using it in as many projects as I can. I thought it
> might be nice to connect with some other local pythonistas (I suppose that's
> the correct term).
> sheila miguez wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Tom Tobin <korpios at korpios.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 9:47 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Jordan Sherer <jordan at widefido.com>
>>>>> How is everybody holding up with all of this rain?
>>>> My parents held up fine. No trees fell on their house, no flooding.
>>>> The levy in Port Arthur held.
>>>> Carl didn't fare so well though. water in basement, water in
>>>> neighbor's basement, run on pumps at Home Depot.
>>> Geez, where *are* you guys? I'll be apartment hunting again this
>>> coming spring (likely the north side), and I'd like to avoid anywhere
>>> so easily flooded ... ^_^ Over here in southern Oak Park we've barely
>>> noticed a thing.
>> Carl's in Niles.
>> My place was okay and I'm near the Ravenswood stop. Over on Foster
>> near the parks there (after Pulaski?) there was some extreme flooding.
>> When you do your search check out where the branches of the Chicago
>> river are and take that into consideration. Part of it flows through
>> Albany Park, under lawrence, etc.
>> Maybe we could get flood map info on every block.
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