DeKalb Flood 2007
Troop 33 - First Lutheran: DeKalb, Illinois

DEKALB FLOOD OF 2007
Second highest Kishwaukee River crest was recorded at 15.24 feet on August 24, 2007





Photos courtesy of the Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinois

   



THE GREAT DEKALB FLOOD OF 2007

- Record breaking rainfall for August.
- The Kishwaukee River was already near capacity.
- Ground already saturated, the river already full.
- A major storm system brought 5.65 inches of rain.
- Kishwaukee river breeched its levees.
- Roads and bridges were closed.
- Northern Illinois University was closed.
- Cornfest events were cancelled for Friday Aug 24.
- 600 area residents were displaced from their homes.
- About 85 flood victims found refuge in a Red Cross center.
- Some people had to be evacuated from their homes by boat.
- Governor Blagojavich declared DeKalb County a disaster area.

TROOP 33's RESPONSE

- We contacted the Red Cross and volunteered to help.
- Troop 33 was the major provider of food in the initial days.
- Prepared lunches at our food booth at Cornfest.
- Delivered lunches to Red Cross Disaster Center.
- Set up field kitchen at the Red Cross Center for breakfast.
- Provided equipment on loan for local Red Cross Chapter to use.
- Reconditioned and donated bicycles to those in need.
- Provided clean-up efforts removing sand bags in DeKalb.    



  Great DeKalb Flood of 2007


Photos courtesy of the Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinois

     

     

     



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