Sunday, April 21, 2013

Glen Ellyn Public Library Among Worst Hit Locations During Recent Flooding

Glen Ellyn library closes until April 29. (Daily Herald, 4/18/2013)

On Thursday, staff members found 5 feet of water in the basement mechanical room.

Glen Ellyn cleans up after flood.  (Chicago Tribune, 4/19/2013)

Excerpt: In all, about 115 residents reported basement flooding or sewer back ups. The hardest hit areas were near the Glen Ellyn Public Library and also the Village Links Golf Course, Buckley said. 

The pro shop and maintenance facility became islands and were inaccessible, but there was no damage to the inside of the buildings. Staff there told Buckley it was the worst flooding since 1972.

Located in DuPage County, Glen Ellyn (population 27,450) is 25 miles west of Chicago.

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