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Naperville experiences damage from severe thunderstorm


The City of Naperville experienced some storm damage from the severe weather that moved through the area the morning of Tues., July 24.

The Department of Public Works has had approximately 89 service requests for damage to City trees since 6AM. At this time, a special brush collection is not anticipated to be needed.

Residents with storm damage to parkway trees should contact DPW at (630) 420-6095 to report the damage. DPW crews will clean up any parkway tree branches. Residents with downed branches or tree limbs from private property trees are responsible for removing the brush. For more information on the City’s weekly yard waste collection program, visit www.naperville.il.us/yardwaste.aspx.

As of 11AM., the Department of Public Utilities-Electric had restored power to approximately 270 customers due to storm related issues. Approximately 65 customers remain without power due to fallen tree limbs taking down power lines. DPU-E estimates power will be restored to all utility customers within a few hours.

City Dispatch received approximately 250 calls from residents regarding power outages along with calls for branches and trees down due to the storm.

Severe weather can strike anywhere at any time, with little warning. The City encourages all residents to develop a safety plan for use in their home, workplace, school and vehicle. The City has produced an Emergency Preparedness Guide to assist residents in creating a plan. A copy of this document is available on the City’s website at www.naperville.il.us/emergencyprepguide.aspx. More information on how to prepare for severe weather is available at www.weather.gov/os/severeweather/index.shtml.

During and immediately prior to severe weather incidents, residents should tune in to their preferred local media outlet, NOAA Weather Radio and the National Weather Service website at www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/ for the latest weather updates.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.


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