Our first significant weather event of the season is arriving; snow flurries have started and the temperatures are dropping rapidly.
During periods of extremely cold weather, it is important for residents to take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property. Below are ways to prepare yourself and your homes during extreme cold:
Warming Center – The Butler Government Center at 1200 Oak Brook Rd Oak Brook serves as a local warming center. The front doors are open to the heated Lobby. Please pickup red emergency phone for assistance once inside to be connected to the police department.
DuPage County also maintain lists of facilities that act as warming centers during periods of extreme cold. Please contact the facilities listed below before you utilize them to ensure they are open.
DuPage County warming centers Link: Dupage 211
Power Outage: In the event of an outage, stay clear of downed power lines and notify ComEd, via any of the methods listed below here:
• Text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report their outage and receive restoration information
• Call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661)
• Report outages via the website at http://ComEd.com/Report
• Use the ComEd App
• Sign up to report outages and get restoration updates via Twitter https://www.comed.com/Outages/ReportAnOutage/Pages/ReportonMobileSocial.aspx
As always, call 911 if there is immediate danger or if other emergency assistance is needed.