FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A slow moving system brought daily rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the Midwest which has resulted in major flooding in some areas.
Parts of Illinois and Michigan have seen more than a half-foot of rain over the past few days.
Chicago alone picked up 8.19 inches of rain so far this month and 7.88 inches of that fell in the past 5 days.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, roadways across the area were flooded, including lower Wacker Drive where many people had to be rescued due to the rising water.
Lower Wacker drive closed due to flooding. Water still rising. CFD has removed homeless who were camped out pic.twitter.com/xhk5EqgimD
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 18, 2020
River levels in northern Illinois continue to rise and moderate to major river flooding is expected this week.
In Michigan, emergency management officials warned residents that the dams in Midland and Gladwin Counties could fail.
— JBrian (@sunterra1014) May 19, 2020
This led to numerous residents evacuating those areas
There is flooding throughout lower Michigan and many roads have been washed away.
Northeast Indiana residents have seen anywhere from 2 and 5 inches of rainfall since Thursday.
Like parts of Michigan and Illinois, multiple roads are closed due to high water.
The Allen County Highway Dept. reports the following roads closed due to high water at 10:30 a.m. on 5/19:
Parrott Rd. from Hartzell Rd. to Madge Ave
Griffen Rd from Auburn Rd to Hollopeter Rd
Clayton Rd. from Flatrock Rd. to Monroeville Rd.
Maples Rd. at Grotrian Rd. (1/2)
— Allen County INfo (@allencountyinfo) May 19, 2020
Water collected in fields and in front of homes.
River levels across northeast Indiana are at near or minor flood stages.
Most are expected to crest either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Drier conditions are in the forecast from Wednesday through at least Friday.