Sycamore Water Rescue

All morning long, 23 News was the only station to bring you the live coverage from Sycamore, Illinois and as we talk about this mobile home park, I just want to show you the vantage point we were looking from before.

You see up here on 64, the entrance here to Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park, we've actually taken you into the park to show you just how bad it is and as you take a look here across the way you can plainly see how the water has risen on up to all these mobile homes.

So the water, quite pressing for folks, as we continue on with the flooding conditions and hoping the Kishwaukee River will start to crest here as we make our way into the afternoon.

Let's just take a look at how high that water was risen right up to the very tip top of some of the mobile homes. Some of the firefighters tell me that when you get by some of those power breakers you can kind of feel a little bit of a tingle, luckily power is off now, but amazing pictures for you from the other side looking basically at a complete city here of about 75 mobile homes, under water including the cars, including a lot of prized possessions as well.

In total about 160 residents living here that had to be evacuated to higher ground. We're told still about 5 to 6 are sticking it out. They're remaining in these mobile homes here even without power into the overnight.

Aaron Wilson for 23 News Right Now.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2007 at 05:37 PM
    Thanks Tony - keep your head down over there brother and come by the station to see me when you get home! I will get word for you to your brother - I saw him today and he is fine. All your KEC instructors are proud of the job your doing!
  • by Anthony Location: Afghanistan on Aug 24, 2007 at 11:12 PM
    This is my brother's park that he runs with his wife Shelva, my sister in law. I just heard about what has happened and I'm worried sick, If someone could contact Jeremiah Moore of Evergreen Park for me please and Tell him that Tony his little brother in Afghanistan is worried sick about him I would appreciate it immensely. The Fire Fighter who was also pushing the boat was Sean Penn, a local firefighter who is also in the Army Reserves, one of the most respected firemen I personally know.
  • by bob kantner Location: rockford on Aug 24, 2007 at 06:40 PM
    the sycamore flood coverage was poor--one constant shot of only the trailer park. i assume you could not drive anywhere else?
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