Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The National Weather Service-Chicago still has a flood warning in place for parts of the Fox River, but the river level is receding.
A Flood Warning remains in effect for parts of the Fox River, but the National Weather Service-Chicago says it probably will be lifted by Sunday. Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and communities along the Fox are still recovering from the April 18 rains that flooded basements, back yards, roads and property along the river. The Flood Warning continues for the Fox River at Montgomery affecting Kane and Kendall counties. The Fox River at the Algonquin Tailwater is also still at flood levels as of Tuesday, April 30. "The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by early Sunday morning," according to the Flood Warning. At the Algonquin Tailwater, the flood stage was 11.4 feet as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Flood stage is 9.5 feet. There will be …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Some areas, parks remain closed due to high water.
The city of St. Charles on Thursday reopened the Illinois Street Bridge and all the streets that had been closed a week ago during the heavy rains that pushed the Fox River and local streams over their banks. Public Works Director Mark Koenen, in an email to St. Charles Patch late Thursday afternoon, said all the affected streets have been reopened to motorists. “There are pedestrian trails still closed … namely sections of the Fox River Trail and the Bob Leonard Riverwalk,” he wrote. Meantime, many of the St. Charles Park District parks that were shut down remained closed on Thursday. On its website, the Park District stated that Pottawatomie Park, Mount St. Mary Park, Boy Scout Island, Ferson Creek Park, Riverside/Buie Park and Taly Park…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tri-Cities residents, Patch wants to hear from you on the issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Welcome to Tri-Cities Talk—a regular feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on current issues facing Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked the Tri-Cities community in recent days on local Patch Facebook pages. Even as the waters start to recede this weekend, some of the work is just beginning on flood recovery in the Tri-Cities. Hopefully we emerged a bit wiser, whether it was a lesson in community support from the Herrington rescue, need for higher retention walls and flood plain examination, or something else entirely. That brings us to this week's question: Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Links to the lates updates on flooding, street closures and other information you need to know to navigate the flooding in St. Charles.
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The National Weather Service river flood warnings will continue, but the river is expected to crest over the weekend, which promises to be sunny on Saturday and some clouds Sunday.
St. Charles officials on Thursday said that monitoring the cresting Fox River will be crucial in the coming days in terms of the response to local flooding. The National Weather Service, as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Fox River was more than 3.21 feet above flood stage. More river data can be found at www.stcharlesil.gov/flood. Select “Early Warning Flood Threat” from the “Other Sites: Related Info” menu. The city also said it has received reports that St. Charles received about 4.1 inches of rain, and that the . Kane County Office of Emergency Management estimates the Fox River should crest by Saturday, April 20. The river’s crest — it’s highest point, or the peak of the flood level — could be affected by more rain, which would mean a …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Flooding has closed one bridge and several streets. Some restrictions have been or are being lifted.
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Helpful links, phone numbers and where to go for assistance.
The city of St. Charles has put together as Floodplain Information, Resources and Assistance page on its website. The following links are taken from that page. But if these links are not enough, go to the page itself at www.stcharlesil.gov/flood. Let Patch save you time. Our free newsletter can be delivered to your inbox. Fast signup here. Then like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @StCharlsILPatch.
The city of St. Charles offered these tips for staying safe during flood conditions.
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Thursday, April 18
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City beefs up staffing, assists residents and businesses as the Fox River overflows its banks.
The heavy rains over the past 24 hours continue to take their toll in St. Charles as water encroached onto roadways, into parking lots and into peoples homes late Thursday afternoon. St. Charles officials said late in the afternoon that emergency and public works crews are continuing to respond to the localized flooding. Little rain fell through the day, and city officials said floodwaters are receding in some areas. Continued monitoring of the cresting Fox River is now key, the city said in a late-afternoon release. According to the National Weather Service, as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Fox River was more than 3.21 feet above flood stage. More river data can be found at www.stcharlesil.gov/flood. Select “Early Warning Flood Threat” from …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The National Weather Service’s flood warnings and watches continue along the Fox River as drizzly, chilly conditions continue in the Tri-Cities of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles.
Thursday’s been a fowl-weather day in the Tri-Cities, with chilly, damp, drizzly conditions only a duck, goose or gull could love, but sunny skies are coming Saturday and warmer weather is on the way starting Sunday. Thursday’s high was expected to hit 52, according to AccuWeather, followed by an overnight low of 36 and a shower due this evening, followed by another cloudy, chilly day on Friday with the possibility of another shower or two. While Friday’s and Saturday’s highs are forecast at 47, Saturday should be sunny, AccuWeather predicts, and temperatures heading into Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the high 50s. Along the Fox River, the National Weather Service’s flood warning remains in effect for the Algonquin tailwater …