City officials say parts of Evanston have receive as much as 3.65 inches of rain since midnight.

At 2:35 a.m. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District opened the North Shore Channel locks in Wilmette to let water from the channel flow into Lake Michigan.

City crews so far report they haven’t found any flooded streets but are continuing to check areas prone to flooding.

The National Weather Service reports a 60 percent chance of more thunderstorms through the day.

Residents who have basement flooding as a result of sewage backup can call the city Water and Sewer Division emergency number at 847-475-6880 to seek assistance.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Thank you for the long-range sewer plan

    A year after my wife and I moved to Evanston, there was a torrential rainfall, similar to yesterday’s, and the basement of the house we lived in had three feet of nasty water in the basement. We had to move out. About the same time (1987-ish), Evanston leaders began the long-range sewer improvement program to mitigate flooding by separating the storm and sanitary systems. On behalf of all of us who do not have sewage in our basements today, thank you so much.

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