For Immediate Release
August 10, 2020
Forecasted Rain Event
The Village’s weather forecast system calls for up to one inch of rain into late this evening. Skokie’s flood control system is prepared and crews are available should the event exceeds design capacity.
Homeowners can prepare by making sure window well covers are in place, gutters and downspouts are clear of debris, sump pumps are plugged in and flood control systems are working correctly. If you have an after-hours emergency, you can call the Police Department at 847-982-5900 and they will contact Public Works.
Please reduce water usage during rainstorms to help increase the storage capacity in sewer collection systems. You can reduce water usage by delaying washing laundry, running your dishwasher, and limiting running the shower.
Released by Public Information Division