Anyone here affected by Hurricane Ike?

Seems like we're going to get it today in the Chicago area, and we've been getting the edge of the system's rain since Friday. We spent the day yesterday pumping our basement fire escape window well (it's extra deep). I'm not sure how much rain we got, the gauge only holds 5 inches, and it was full.

Blue, I'm sure you're glad you don't have a basement right now. Traffic was terrible yesterday, lots of closed roads, etc. DH, how's it by you?

I heard there were evacuations in the Albany Park area and Riverside was on watch.