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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Naperville June 20 Tornado Damage Report / 5:45AM June 21 / Updates to follow

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Above / Five individuals, one critically injured, were transported to Edward Hospital. City of Naperville has received 125 reports of property damage. Most damage is east of Naperville Boulevard and south of 75th Street. Approximately 450 customers are without power. Thanks to all first responders, police and fire personnel. (6:15AM, June 21, 2021, PN File Photo)

Update 5PM June 21 / City response efforts in the area hit by last night’s confirmed tornado will continue into the night and for the foreseeable future.

Residents in the immediate area can expect brief, rolling electrical outages as electric crews work to restore service to the 300 customers who remain without power. Please avoid downed power lines to ensure your safety and that of City staff members working to restore service.

City crews will continue to address damage to parkway trees and City property, with the removal of tree debris expected to take two more days. Residents should use the Parkway Tree Service Request Form at www.naperville.il.us/storm-damage to report damage to parkway trees. Tree limbs and debris from trees located on residential property should be placed at the curb. Plans are being finalized to conduct a special brush pick up in the hardest-hit area in the near future. Additional details will be released as they become available.

Information about disposal of trash and other debris will be shared in a future update.

City inspectors will continue conduct damage assessments in the coming days. One home was destroyed by the tornado, and 19 homes have been deemed uninhabitable by the City’s Transportation, Engineering and Development Business Group.

Of the eight people taken to Edward Hospital last night, six have been treated and released. The patient originally listed in critical condition has been upgraded to fair condition, and the second person remaining in the hospital is said to be in good condition. No injuries to City staff have been reported.

Bailey Road remains closed between Washington and Naper Boulevard. Additional road closures are being updated on Waze at www.waze.com/live-map.

Trees uprooted. Fences downed. Roofs torn off. Windows broken. Families helping families. (PN Photo, 1:30PM June 21)

Update 10:30AM June 21 / City crews continue to assess damages from last night’s reported tornado in the area south of 75th and Ranchview and are currently focused on restoring power and removing trees, limbs and other debris from roadways.

Bailey Road remains closed between Washington and Naper Boulevard. Additional road closures are being updated on Waze: www.waze.com/live-map.

Naperville crews restored power for 150 households earlier this morning. As of 10AM, approximately 300 customers in the area of Washington Street to the west, Naper Boulevard to the east, Bernie Court to the north and River Ridge Court to the south remain without power.

Parkway Tree Service Request

Residents should use the Parkway Tree Service Request Form at www.naperville.il.us/storm-damage to report damage to parkway trees. Tree limbs and debris from trees located on residential property should be placed at the curb.

More information about disposal of private property will be shared in a future update.

Volunteering and Donations

Residents should continue to avoid the storm-damaged area at this time. Individuals who would like to assist with any future opportunities for volunteer clean-up efforts are asked to call (630) 305-5340 to leave their contact information with City staff.

City officials are currently working with the Red Cross to determine what donation and/or volunteer assistance is needed. Additional details will be made available once plans have been finalized.

In the meantime, monetary donations can be made to the Red Cross at www.redcross.org/local/illinois/ways-to-donate.html. Donations of bottled water will be accepted in the front lobby of the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The City will release another update this afternoon. Updates are also being posted at www.naperville.il.us/june-20-tornado-updates.

Posted 6:15AM, June 21, 2021 / On Sunday, June 20, at approximately 11:10PM, reports of a tornado touchdown in the area just south of 75th Street and Ranchview Drive came into the City’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) center. Tornado sirens were activated at 11:07PM. Fire and Police personnel were dispatched to the area at 11:28PM. Five people were transported to Edward Hospital; one is listed in critical condition while the other four sustained non-critical injuries. 

The area sustained damage to houses and has downed power lines and fallen trees. Sixteen houses have been deemed uninhabitable by the City’s Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) Business Group. TED inspectors will continue to inspect property damage this morning. As of 5AM, the City has received 125 reports of property damage within the tornado area. Ten people from three homes were taken to a relocation point, and the Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting the displaced families.

Electric and Public Works staff were also dispatched to the area once allowed to do so by Police and Fire personnel. Nicor was immediately brought into the area to shut off gas to the effected homes; at approximately 2:05AM they reported there were no active gas leaks.

Multiple utility poles on Bailey Road were downed during the storm. (Remember! Never touch any downed utility wires.) Currently approximately 450 customers are without power in the area of Bailey Road to the north, Washington to the west, Naper Boulevard to the east and Bourbon Lane to the south. The poles and the lines will need to be replaced before power can be restored to area. The Electric Utility currently estimates restoration to occur by midnight. 

Road Closures

Bailey Road is currently closed between Washington and Naper Blvd., and 77th Street is closed at Muirhead and Wehrli. Please avoid this area. Public Works crews have been working to clear trees from roadways and estimate over 100 parkway trees were damaged. Ranchview Drive is clear and open. City Crews, including Police and Fire personnel, will continue to be in this neighborhood throughout the day.

The City of Naperville will release another update this afternoon.

Editor’s Note / Thanks to all first responders, TED inspectors, Electric and Public Works staff, Nicor personnel as well as assistance from the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Be safe.

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