Nonprofit to help six south suburbs with chronic flooding
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The epicenter of Blue Island’s decades-old flooding problem is the corner of Washington and 119th Place, where Mary Carvlin says her 90-year-old bungalow stands “basically in a bowl.”
Flanked by a ridge to the north, Blue Island’s 7th Ward is defined by built-up Vincennes Avenue to the east and residential areas to the west and south — all geologic and economic features that, combined, make the low-lying area where Carvlin has lived for 20 years more susceptible to flooding.
A good rain, the kind folks used to call “a hundred year storm,” tends to come every year lately, she said…Please click here to read Donna Vickroy’s story in the Tribune/Daily