WIFR: Mercyhealth Asks for City’s Help to Address Flooding Concerns

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – “The water came probably right about up into here”

Eric Jones has lived in his Garfield Drive home for 60 years and says the June 18th flooding is the worst he’s seen. “It rained so heavy and so quick it overwhelmed the draining system,” said Jones.

Cindy Fisher lives across the street from Eric “This year it came right up to our sidewalk,” said Cindy. She took photos of that June day which produced five inches of rain in four hours.

“My daughter-in-law was picking up the grand kids that night and had to drive down Kilburn and all the way back up. I told her not drive up Edgemont because the water was close to a foot deep,” said Fisher.

Neither Jones nor Fisher sustained any damage, but the same was not true five doors down at Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton Campus.

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