Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Storm Info

Press Release from the city about last night's storm:


The City of Carbondale experienced damage due to powerful winds associated with the storm that passed through southern Illinois late on Tuesday, April 19. Numerous trees and limbs were down, causing temporary road closures and widespread electrical outages along with some damage to private property.
Residents are urged to check their homes for any possible damage and consult with their insurance carriers as necessary. Residents should be aware of contractors or others who may seek to do immediate repair work that is not necessary or seems to be unwarranted.
Residents are requested to notify utility service providers if they are aware of downed power lines and to notify the City of any lines or trees blocking roadways. Residents should not attempt to clear wires or trees that are impeding the right of way.
Significant damage was sustained by the City of Carbondale Police Department at our new Public Safety Center. However, all services are being provided and the Center is functioning fully at 501 South Washington Street. Temporary road closures around that structure are in place while debris and building clean-up is under way.
If assistance is needed please contact the Police Department as usual, or in case of emergency call 911.
A Disaster Emergency Proclamation was ordered by Mayor Brad Cole at 11:30 p.m. on April 19, 2011 and is in effect. Notices to the public will be provided through regular media sources, and information may be obtained at City Hall, as it becomes available.

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