FOX LAKE, Ill. (WLS) — Water levels are expected to rise along the swollen Fox River in areas already hard hit with flooding.
In Fox Lake, families are carefully watching the water levels and using hundreds of sandbags to put a barrier between their homes and the Fox River.
The area around Dave Battaglia’s garage and yard were pretty dry on Friday, but on Saturday, pumps were constantly pouring water out of his yard. He and friends and family were trying to build a wall between his property and the unrelenting floodwater with sandbags.
It’s not over yet, as the water is supposed to keep going up, rise by eight to nine inches by Tuesday.