In the event of a flood the Village will take the following action:
The Village Emergency Preparedness Plan will be implemented
You will be notified of the pre-flood state of alert
Information will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6
If you are in a hazard area you will be notified by
phone, in person or through reverse e911 broadcast. You should plan
ahead by preparing your own preliminary damage protection plan for
protection of your home and its occupants.
The Village will begin to place sandbags in all appropriate locations.
You, the property owner, are responsible for protective measures for your individual home
and property, including sandbagging, pumping, turning electricity off, etc. Action taken by
Village staff, such as sandbagging, is intended to protect public property and benefit the
entire area. It may appear that the Village is sandbagging individual homes, but please be
assured that sandbagging efforts are part of a strategic plan designed to provide protection
to the entire neighborhood.
If you have not checked the location of your home and its relationship to the flood hazard
area on the Floodplain Map please take the time to do so.
If your property is shown to be in or close to a flood hazard area you should contact the Village
Engineer at (847) 446-9200 x 3558 for a copy of the new flood maps. These maps are produced in sections,
larger in size, have clearer delineation and are up to date.
If requested, the Public Works Department and/or Village Engineer will visit a property to review its
flood problem and explain possible ways to stop flooding or prevent flood damage. If you are in the
floodplain or have experienced a flood, drainage or sewer backup problem, or other flood related
difficulty call the Village at 847-883-8600.