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Naperville June 20 Tornado Damage Report / June 24-25 Update


Above / During periods of lightning or severe weather as predicted, clean-up efforts could be delayed and will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. (PN Photo, June 21)

City crews are continuing clean-up and support efforts today in the area impacted by Sunday’s tornado, including parkway tree removal. This level of activity should be expected through the weekend.

With heavy rain and thunderstorms expected through Saturday, please note that crews may have to temporarily cease operations during periods of lightning or severe weather; however, clean-up efforts will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Resource Center for Impacted Residents – June 26 and 27

The Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) of northeast Illinois, which includes the American Red Cross, has coordinated a multi-agency resource center for those area residents directly impacted by Sunday’s tornado. This is a single location where public and private disaster relief agencies at the local, regional and national level come together to provide relevant resources and assistance to those in need of help.

The resource center will be open from 10AM to 7PM on Sat., June 26; and from 9AM to noon Sun., June 27, at Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, 7200 Janes Ave., Woodridge. 

Representatives from the City of Naperville will be on site to provide information about the building permitting process and debris collection. 

Residents are encouraged to share information about this resource center with anyone who was impacted by Sunday’s tornado.

Debris Collection (Tree and House/Property) Update

Impacted residents are asked to continue to keep tree debris separate from house and other property debris to help clean-up efforts move as efficiently as possible.

House/property debris collection for select addresses will take place during the week of June 28 on those addresses’ regular garbage collection day. To see if your home is included in this special collection, please visit the interactive map located on the City’s website.

For those included, home/property debris should be placed at the curb, and items should be separated from tree debris. 

Reminder! Special Brush Collection June 28 through July 3

As a reminder, a special brush collection to assist residents with clean up from Sunday’s storm has been scheduled for June 28 through July 3. An interactive map on the City’s website allows residents to enter their address to see if they are included in the special collection boundaries. Residents within the special collection area should have brush/tree debris out on the parkway by 6AM on Monday, June 28.

Brush does not need to be cut to specific sizes or bundled for this special collection. In addition, yard waste bags in the collection area will not need yard waste stickers during the week of June 28.  Residents not included in the special brush collection area should follow the City’s standard yard waste guidelines

Scam Awareness and Permitted Solicitors

As long-term recovery efforts begin, residents who suffered property damage should beware of scams and individuals looking to take advantage of this disaster. Residents should contact their insurance company directly and be cautious about giving information or business to companies that call or stop by their property unsolicited.

Various solicitors representing certain companies have been issued permits to solicit services in the impacted area. Non-profit peddlers/solicitors do not require a permit. A list of companies with permitted solicitors is available on the City’s website. Solicitors who are permitted will have a badge with the City’s logo, their photo, and expiration date. Residents should ask to see that badge to ensure they are dealing with a permitted solicitor. 

Note! This report (June 25, 2021) will be the final daily update related to the City’s response to Sunday’s tornado. Additional updates will be issued as necessary.

Editor’s Note: To view previous posts and photos with updates regarding Sunday’s tornado, click here. As organized ways to help become available, they’ll be posted, too.

At the moment, gift cards for repair items appear to be the most needed/requested items. 

Gift cards to assist Naperville residents can be dropped off at Ranch View Elementary between the hours of 9AM to 2PM weekdays to Door #1 or the can be mailed to 1651 Ranchview Drive, Naperville, IL 60565.

Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in helping. Thanks also for patience, all city crews and first responders.

Story updated, 1PM Fri., June 25, 2021.




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