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.