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Storm Floods Streets, Knocks Out Power

Jun 22, 2014 09:05AM ● By Steven Jack

Flood water rushes down the Waubonsie Creek near Adams Street in Oswego. Submitted photo

Another severe thunderstorm moved through the area early Saturday evening, dumping about 2 inches of rain, causing flooded streets, power outages and many toppled trees. 

Residents reported many streets in Boulder Hill were flooded with several inches of water, and high waters rushed through the Waubonsie Creek near Adams Street in downtown Oswego. 

Several hundred homes in the Hunt Club subdivision and along the Fox River were left without power. As of Sunday morning, most of the homes had power service restored, according to Comed.
High winds also whipped through the area at up to 70 mph, the National Weather Service reported. Many trees across town were reported destroyed. 

Oswego was slammed with a similar storm Wednesday evening, and the NWS is forecasting the possibility of more strong storms Sunday and Monday. 

As of Sunday morning, the Fox River at Montgomery had been reported at past its flood stage at 13 feet.

For more photos from Saturday's storm, flip through the photo slideshow above. Thank you to Only Oswego readers for providing the images.