Roads and homes flooded by 5″ of rain

Local News
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EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — The city endured widespred flooding Wednesday night as a result of severe thunderstorms.

Five inches of rain fell in a short period of time. Roads, basements and even a first floor apartment all flooded.

Fire crews responded to almost a dozen calls; all flood-related. Most of those calls were motorists stranded in high water.

There were no injuries. Once the rain let up, water levels receded fairly quickly.

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