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The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) notified the City of Burbank Monday there will be no financial assistance for those affected by the August 22 flood.
A statement posted on the City’s website Friday read:
* * FLOOD ASSISTANCE UPDATE * *
The City of Burbank also issued a press release Friday detailing plans for excavation and expansion of the Melvina Ditch Reservoir. According to the City:
"The Metropolitan Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is planning to excavate over 5,000 cubic yards of sediment/soil material from the Melvina Ditch Reservoir located on 87th Street in Burbank. This project will provide approximately 1 million gallons of additional storm water storage and reduce local flooding. The project will involve re-grading the bottom of the reservoir, and off-site disposal of the spoil material. After the material is removed, the disturbed area will be stabilized with seed and blanket. During removal of the spoil material, trucks will be entering and exiting the reservoir from 87th Street for hauling, with an estimated 500 truckloads needed to remove the excavated soil. A traffic control plan is being prepared with assistance from the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, and extended work-hours (dawn to dusk, including weekends) will be employed to remove this material as quickly as possible. The District is currently performing testing out of material to be removed, and will proceed with the work once proper disposal procedures are defined."
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