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July 17, 2017

Midwest flooding hits 6,800 buildings

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials said Friday some 6,800 buildings have been affected by “unprecedented” flooding north of Chicago, and the damage is expected to worsen this weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin.

“Folks think ‘Well it's not raining anymore. Things are just fine, they're getting better.' Well they're not,” Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said following a tour of the area. “This is dangerous, and the danger has not gone away.”


 
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