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Flood waters saturate Albany Park streets, homes

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Sandbags were no match for the Chicago River, which flooded streets in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.

The fire department sent rescue boats to help transport some people from their homes, after flood waters took over. Cars were towed along several streets as well and by noon, flood waters could be seen well over the banks of the river's north branch.

When the rain stopped, Chicago Department of Transportation workers poured in to try and stop any further damage.

Shaker Dhupelia is one of the fortunate ones on Argyle and Central Park.

"We got lucky, but not so much our neighbors," Dhupelia says. "We're just sort of serving as the pathway for everybody right now and let them kind of do what they need to do."

Others down Monticello and Argyle also weren't as lucky. Water came up to car and SUV doors and residents had to leave their homes for higher ground.

Kristen Larkin trudged through the water to get to workers, who continued to try and save homes from the rising water.

"They were kind enough, they've been working all day, they've been so great, that's why they're getting coffee," Larkin says. "As much as it takes to keep them going!"

Despite how bad it may seem, neighbors say ordeals like these bring them together.

"The great thing about this neighborhood is that everybody really blends together," Larkin says. "So I'm pleased to say that somehow it brings us all closer."

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