Severe weather is predicted for the Kankakee Valley into Friday morning.
Heavy rains may create high water areas and flooding on roads. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road – the depth of water is not always obvious. Do not drive around a barricade as they are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.
Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
Make sure all of your needed electronics are charged and turn up the volume on cell phone notifications for alerts about severe weather.
Keep a battery-powered radio handy for weather updates.