One month ago, on August 10th, an EF-1 tornado caused a 2-mile path of damage through our community. Immediate response from the Lombard Fire Department included responding to 198 emergency calls within the 24 hours following the storm. Clean up began immediately, with crews working around the clock to remove debris from Village streets. ComEd reported 4,738 residences without power, caused by downed and damaged electrical wires. Over the next few days, debris was continually cleared and extra ComEd crews helped to restore power to residents. The Lombard Park District volunteered the Lombard Common Parking Lot as a staging area for the Village, and debris was hauled to that location. To help expedite the restoration process, Lombard received mutual aid from 8 different agencies including the Village of Bloomingdale, the Village of Carol Stream, the Village of Hanover Park, the Village of Woodridge, the Village of Bensenville, the Village of Mount Prospect and the DuPage County Department of Transportation. The Village greatly appreciates the support and assistance offered by the above mentioned agencies, as well as Lombard residents.
“I am grateful for the assistance of the Park District, the agencies that assisted our community, and our professional staff,” said Village President Keith Giagnorio. “In the face of adversity and destruction, friends, neighbors, Village staff and outside agencies worked together and rose to the occasion without hesitation to once again show that we are a resilient community of proud neighbors.”