Extreme Weather in Evanston, IL [Infographic]

Author: Diana Rodriguez-Zaba
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We recently assessed the weather in Evanston, Illinois and determined that the city’s residents experienced 4,023 events that involved severe weather between 1950 and 2010. The municipality was affected by 398 floods and more than 900 storms that produced hail. Take a look at the infographic below for more interesting facts:

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Insurance for Homeowners

According to multiple reports, more than 26 percent of homes in Evanston will likely be affected by flood damage during the next 30 years. Insurance companies in the area advise that homeowners obtain flood insurance if their houses are situated in the central sections of the municipality. Is your home covered by flood insurance?

Factors That Affect the Risk of Flooding in Evanston

When a severe storm occurs, the city’s sewers regularly overflow and allow water to seep into the basements of multiple homes. During the winter months, the likelihood of floods may increase because of frozen pipes that may burst, and throughout the spring, melting snow can substantially raise the water levels of rivers, sewers and lakes.

In Evanston, Illinois, many yards slant toward houses, so the water may flow into the gardens of the properties and seep into the basements. Once a flood occurs, the water damage can be exacerbated by window wells that do not have seals, cracks in a residence’s floors, tiles that have become damaged and exterior plugs that are not secure.

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