Your government has been busy spending money to keep the Asian Carp out of the Great lakes. If you don’t know why that matters, just search YouTube.
The Asian Carp were originally let free into the Mississippi River when flooding encroached on a fish farm and they escaped into the river. Despite not being within a couple hundred miles of the storm, serious flooding is expected on the Illinois side of Lake Michigan as strong Easterly winds push the water toward Chicago. If the Des Plains river floods high enough or the Chicago Sanitary Canal is flooded, all those carefully built barriers could be for nothing. All it will take is one pregnant female to reach Lake Michigan and it’s game over.
My money is betting on the Carp, not on the government.