In late April, much of the Chicago area looked like an island archipelago. Water swallowed swathes of the city, inundating homes and leaving scores of residents stranded. In case you missed the images and videos that dominated newscasts and social media handles, check out this clip from the Chicago Tribune.


In it, smartphone-snapped photographs that surfaced during the day are showcased and discussed. Among the most unbelievable sites are the very top of a playground swing set (the rest is under water) and an image of the south side sink hole that opened up and swallowed three cars during the storm.

If your home was hardly affected by the storm, you are right to be counting your blessings. If you don’t already have a sump pump installed in your home, however, you should make that call to the plumber a priority. To schedule an appointment to have an effective sump pump installed in your Libertyville basement, call Arrow Plumbing, Inc. at (888) 349-8161.