Village, Tollway still responding to June flood in northeast Hinsdale

Representatives of the Tollway Authority were on hand at Tuesday night’s Hinsdale Village Board meeting to talk to residents who had concerns about flooding that occurred in the northeast part of town June 26.

Village President Tom Cauley reported that he sent a letter Friday to residents who might have been impacted.

“In the letter, I indicated the village staff is working daily with the Tollway to restore village infrastructure, roads and sidewalks that were impacted by the flooding event,” he said. “I indicated the village is advocating on residents’ behalf to ensure that residents are adequately compensated for any flood-related damages they may have suffered.”

He also forwarded a copy of a July 9 letter sent by Manar Nashif, acting chief engineering officer for the Tollway, to the village. The letter states the Tollway’s general contractor “immediately inspected drainage paths and pumps to address obstructions and other issues.

“As a result of that inspection, a temporary ramp was removed in an effort to prevent possible obstructions during future rain events,” the letter states.

Residents who need to contact the Tollway regarding damage claims should call (630) 246-2930 or send an email to [email protected]. Claim forms also are available on the village website at, Cauley said. He encouraged residents to copy the village at [email protected] on all emails.

The Tollway’s risk management department will coordinate with the contractor responsible for addressing the claim, Nashif wrote, and the residents will be notified of the status of their claims on an individual basis.

Lanyea Griffin, deputy chief of program implementation at the Illinois Tollway, and John Sadler, owner’s representative from Omega and Associates, met with about half a dozen residents who attended the meeting.

“The Tollway is very concerned about this issue,” Cauley said. “They have been very cooperative.”