Illinois flood conditions continue; more rain on the way

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  • Algonquin resident Dan Prokop piles sandbags along the Fox River behind his La Fox River Drive home Sunday, July 16. 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill. Prokop starting the sandbagging process Thursday and makes adjustments as the river rises around his Illinois home. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    A truck at Ben Watts Marina explains that the Chain O'Lakes is closed to boaters as flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Bob Paganucci explains how his home is surrounded by about four feet of water as he cannot get to his home on Park Avenue as flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II)/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Dan Robinson and April Cissell walk through the flooded Knollwood Road in Ingleside, Ill. on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Knollwood Park subdivision residents have been parking along Route 59 and taking a boat or wading through the water to get to their homes. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    A boat floats into yards as flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017, in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017, in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, looks at a flood inundation and road closure map with McHenry County Emergency Management Director David Christensen at the Algonquin Public Works Department in Algonquin, Ill., Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Volunteer Cory Wedge of Round Lake, left, helps Fox Lake resident Dan Vezensky load his truck with sandbags Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Fox Lake Public Works facility in Fox Lake, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Bill Wilson carries a wet vacuum, with his shoes on top of the box, to his truck as he helps a friend face the reality of the flood on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Cata Sebe looks at his vehicle Saturday, July 15, 2017 on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. . He thought he would have time to move the vehicle after saving his family and other cars he had on his property, but miscalculated the time. (Mark Welsh /Daily Herald via AP)

  • Algonquin resident Dan Prokop piles sandbags along the Fox River behind his La Fox River Drive home Sunday, July 16. 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill. Prokop starting the sandbagging process Thursday and makes adjustments as the river rises around his Illinois home. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    A truck at Ben Watts Marina explains that the Chain O'Lakes is closed to boaters as flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Bob Paganucci explains how his home is surrounded by about four feet of water as he cannot get to his home on Park Avenue as flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017 in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II)/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Dan Robinson and April Cissell walk through the flooded Knollwood Road in Ingleside, Ill. on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Knollwood Park subdivision residents have been parking along Route 59 and taking a boat or wading through the water to get to their homes. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    A boat floats into yards as flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017, in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Flooding continued Monday, July 17, 2017, in Fox Lake, Ill., along the Chain O' Lakes. Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain. (Gilbert R Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, looks at a flood inundation and road closure map with McHenry County Emergency Management Director David Christensen at the Algonquin Public Works Department in Algonquin, Ill., Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Volunteer Cory Wedge of Round Lake, left, helps Fox Lake resident Dan Vezensky load his truck with sandbags Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Fox Lake Public Works facility in Fox Lake, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Bill Wilson carries a wet vacuum, with his shoes on top of the box, to his truck as he helps a friend face the reality of the flood on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)

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    Cata Sebe looks at his vehicle Saturday, July 15, 2017 on Big Bend Drive in Des Plaines, Ill. . He thought he would have time to move the vehicle after saving his family and other cars he had on his property, but miscalculated the time. (Mark Welsh /Daily Herald via AP)

ALGONQUIN, Ill. (AP) — Flood conditions are expected to remain in areas of northern Illinois through Thursday as residents brace themselves for more rain.

The Fox River is expected to crest Tuesday but will remain at major flood stage through Thursday. However, the long-term forecast shows 2 inches of rain through next week.

David Christensen, director of the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, tells the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake (http://bit.ly/2vv7Juf ) that more rain "is just going to prolong our recovery and that's going to make it tougher."

Floodwaters began to recede over the weekend along the Des Plaines River.

Since last week Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued disaster declarations for four counties due to flooding, including Cook County, which includes Chicago. The disaster proclamation makes a variety of state resources available, including sandbags.

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Information from: The Northwest Herald, http://www.nwherald.com

        

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