April 17-19, 2013 Flooding Event-
The Village of Beach Park residents experienced flooding in parts of the Village when we took on more than 4 inches of rain. Many parts of Lake County and Northern Illinois experienced flooding, particularly along rivers. The Village PW and all other staff worked and continue to work to mitigate the flooding as much as possible. This page is set up to provide information for residents and businesses effected by this storm.
Please help our crews by keeping your drains and culverts clear as the water recedes. We ask that you do your part and if possible help your neighbors as well...Guidelines For Cleanup After Flooding and Sewer Backups
Additional flooding information to consider....
Damage Assessment Process Underway
The Lake County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) continues to coordinate with the Village to compile damage assessment information, and EMA will work with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on potential assistance. It is too soon to determine if state or federal assistance will become available.
If your property has been impacted by the recent floods, you need to report it to Village Hall.
The Health Department is offering free water testing to residents whose wells are affected by flood waters. Officials remind residents that they need to wait for the water to recede before testing their water. You can pick up sterile bottles to be filled and returned for analysis, and obtain information about disinfecting wells at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. For more information, call Environmental Health Services of the Lake County Health Department at 847-377-8020. Office hours are from 7:30am - 4:30pm.
Free water testing is offered through Lake County Health Department.
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is advising residents to take preventive steps if they have been exposed to flood waters. The need for the vaccination should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. The Health Department is also recommending that those who need a tetanus shot should get a Tdap vaccination, which includes additional protection. Shots are available through healthcare providers and at the Health Department's Immunizations Clinic at 2303 Dodge Avenue in Waukegan. For more information call: 847-377-8470.
Property owners may conduct emergency clean-up activities without obtaining a permit, which includes removing water damaged property (i.e. carpeting, cabinets, etc). However, permits for repairs including replacing dry wall, or replacing carpeting, may be required by the Village. Call the Building Department to get a permit.
Lake County Recorder provides deeds for flood victims
The Lake County Recorder's Office will be working closely with government officials and impacted property owners to provide any necessary recorded documents at no cost to flood victims. To obtain a free certified copy of the deed, contact the Recorder of Deeds Office at 847-377-2575. Lake County military veterans in flood-damage areas may also qualify for additional programs.