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Title:The Record Rainstorm on July 17-18, 1996 in Northern Illinois
Author(s):Angel, James R.; Changnon, Stanley A.; Changnon, David; Huff, Floyd A.; Merzlock, Paul; Silberberg, Steven R.; Westcott, Nancy E.
Subject(s):record rainstorm
Northern Illinois
heavy rain
flash flood
Abstract:By the afternoon of July 18, 1996, Midwestern radio and television stations were issuing reports of extremely heavy rains and flash flooding in northeastern Illinois. The news reports indicated that a raingage in Aurora, Illinois, had received nearly 17 inches of rain during the rainstorm on July 17-18, 1996. In the storm center, hundreds of thousands of persons in the area were in shock because of the massive flooding and the sudden devastation with 35,000 homes experiencing flood damage in a matter of hours.
Issue Date:1997
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-182
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-06-02

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