Forecast calls for heavy rain and better flood protection

July 27, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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This July is one of the wettest on record in Chicago.

The last month is on track to be one of Chicago's wettest Julys on record. For folks with flooded homes and businesses that’s obvious but where and when the next flood willl occur is not quite as clear. Mike Bardou with the National Weather Service in Romeoville, Illinois explained that rain is just rain –there’s no rhyme or reason to where it hits hardest. Rain is in Chicago's forecast through the Friday, so to find out more about what can be done to combat flooding, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Tom LaPorte, assistant commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Water Management.