Storm Update #3: August 12
On Monday, August 10th, the Village of Lombard was impacted by a storm that included a touchdown of an EF-1 tornado within the corporate limits of the Village. The tornado caused a 2-mile-long path of damage through the heart of our Village. Public Works crews continue to clear large, broken trees from streets and remove dangerous limbs overhanging roadways, driveways and sidewalks. The Village’s top priority is to clear streets so that residents, emergency vehicles and ComEd can maintain access. Crews continue to work to clear trees and limbs, however some streets remain closed at this time as the Village awaits ComEd crews to clear the lines.
The below information can also be found at www.villageoflombard.org/storm.
Power Outage Update
ComEd crews are working throughout the Village to fix downed and broken lines and have restored power to more than 2,160 customers. As of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12th, ComEd reports that 2,576 customers in Lombard remain without power. Residents can check the status of outages in Lombard on ComEd’s website.
ComEd has shared the following information on their Facebook page: Our current estimate is that all customers will be restored by 3PM on Saturday, August 15. We recommend customers take whatever steps they feel necessary to keep themselves and their families safe during this time.
Based upon ComEd protocols, restoration will be prioritized for high risk customers including hospitals, nursing homes, medical care facilities and multi-family units. The majority of Lombard’s residential outages affect single family homes, which may take second priority in this emergency situation.
Call 9-1-1 If You Require Assistance
Lombard Police, Fire, and Public Works are working to restore roadways and are addressing calls reporting damage. Residents should dial 9-1-1 if they encounter any downed power lines or smell gas, or have a situation that requires attention.