Emergency workers in red waders used a small boat to evacuate an apartment complex in Grayslake Thursday after nearly two days of severe flooding in the area.

The building, in the 700 block of Brittany Court, could be seen from Sky 5 footage as workers loaded people into boats to escort them off the soaked property.

Crews from the Lake County Division of Transportation, Public Works, Planning, Building and Development, and Stormwater Management Commission are out in the field responding to the flood, and gathering data for damage assessment.

Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor sent a proclamation to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency declaring that severe flooding has created a disaster in Lake County.

Published at 4:54 PM CDT on Jul 13, 2017 | Updated at 5:07 PM CDT on Jul 13, 2017

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