Weather Warning: Flooding in the Midwest

Storms and flooding in the Midwest are expected to continue. Illinois experienced record-setting rainfall in May, and there are currently flood advisories in Cook, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, McHenry, DuPage, and Boone counties. Governor JB Pritzker has also sent 200 additional National Guard troops to the southern end of the state to monitor potential flooding. Flood waters also inundate the Metro East Area.

In Iowa, storms left damage in their wake in the Quad Cities. The state recently saw hailstorms, 70 mph winds, funnel clouds, and toppled trees. Additionally, rising water levels in the Missouri River have stopped urgent levee repairs for weeks, worsening flood risk.

Wisconsin experienced strong storms last weekend. However, meteorologists predict the remainder of the work week will be dry and warm. This upcoming weekend may bring more rain.

Farmers in all of these states have experienced crop failures and delayed planting. Flooding in the Midwest has drowned entire fields of crops. This is causing prices of corn and soybeans to fluctuate and causing anxiety among farmers.

How to Stay Safe

If you live in an affected area, the National Weather Service has suggestions on how to keep your family safe before, during, and after a flood, like:

  • Know if you’re at risk
  • Have an evacuation plan
  • Get to higher ground
  • Don’t walk through flood waters
  • Stay informed

Harsh weather also necessitates that your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Wobbly wheel? Old tires? Stop by ILoca to service your trailer or update some of its parts.

Our online ILoca semi truck parts and accessories store is a convenient way to find everything you need for your trailer needs. From valves, lights, and wheel nuts to harnesses, hubcaps, and tie-downs—ILoca’s Parts Superstore has it. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 855-707-2910. One of our ILoca semi trailer parts specialists would be happy to help you. Want to shop in person? Our Aurora, Illinois semi truck Parts Superstore makes it easy for those in the Chicago area. Stop on in and find everything you need. Stay dry and, more importantly, stay safe!

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