Kate Pospisil an employee at Suburban Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. keeps the sump pump working to keep water out of the basement.

Kate Pospisil an employee at Suburban Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. keeps the sump pump working to keep water out of the basement, as she looks over the flooded streets at the intersection of Lee and Elk in downtown Des Plaines,  following storms and overflowing rivers, Friday, April 19, 2013. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Des Plaines and other parts of the Chicago area from 3 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 20.

( Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / April 19, 2013 )

Kate Pospisil an employee at Suburban Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. keeps the sump pump working to keep water out of the basement, as she looks over the flooded streets at the intersection of Lee and Elk in downtown Des Plaines, following storms and overflowing rivers, Friday, April 19, 2013. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Des Plaines and other parts of the Chicago area from 3 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 20.

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