Power Outage in Bloomington, IL

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Corn Belt Energy
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Ameren Illinois
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McLean Electric Coop, Inc
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(800) 263-4922
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Otter Tail Power Company
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(800) 257-4044
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Bloomington Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 5, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power line from a stoplight was blown down.

Twin Grove - Twin Grove
September 18, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Approximately 15 power poles were blown down along Old Route 66 from the Veterans Parkway overpass paralleling I-55 until the first railroad crossing. One rail crossing sign was broken as well.

Kerrick - Towanda
September 18, 2022 - Tornado

A tornado touched down on the southwest side of LeRoy at 12:28am CDT, knocking a power pole onto a mobile home and a tree onto another mobile home. The tornado tracked southeastward through the southern part of town doing minor tree damage, causing partial roof damage to two duplexes, and tipping over two semis on I-74. It continued southeastward, partially damaging a roof 2.5 miles southeast of LeRoy before dissipating in a field about 3.5 miles southeast of LeRoy at 12:34am CDT.

Le Roy - Empire
January 1, 2021 - Ice Storm

Numerous observers measured between 0.25 and 0.35 ice across McLean County. The heavy ice accumulation snapped many tree branches, caused scattered power outages, and created slick and hazardous travel conditions.

August 10, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several power poles were damaged.

Laurette - Laurette


January 4, 2004

A winter storm moved into northern portions of Central Illinois late on January 3rd and into the 4th. Heavy snow was reported in Knox, Stark and Marshall, while in McLean County significant ice accumulations around a third of an inch were reported. Between 5 and 6 inches of snow was reported in Knox, Stark and Marshall counties with significant blowing and drifting of the snow causing near whiteout conditions in numerous locations. Meanwhile in McLean county, the heavy coating of ice caused power outages in Normal, LeRoy, Downs and Lexington.

May 8, 2002

A weak tornado touched down in extreme southeastern Woodford County near the intersection of County Road 700N and 2500E. It was on the ground for a mile knocking down some power poles. It then lifted briefly before touching down again 1.8 miles southeast of El Paso. As it travelled to the northeast, it crossed into the extreme northwestern corner of McLean County. At this location, it took the roof off of a barn, damaged two other barn roofs, tipped over a grain auger, as well as, blowing down trees and tree limbs. It hit another farm with only minor tree limb and house guttering damage before lifting and dissipating. No injuries were reported.


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Aug 12, 2022

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Over 30,000 people lost their power last night when severe weather hit the Tri-State. In less than 24 hours, CenterPoint Energy says they've made significant progress on restoring people's power.

Aug 2, 2022

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Jun 16, 2022

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May 27, 2022

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May 23, 2022

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Corn Belt Energy is reporting a power outage that is affecting customers around the Bloomington Normal Area Monday. According to their outage map, 4,160 are currently without power in McLean County. According to a Facebook post, crews are currently working to restore the substation outage, and they anticipate power will be […]

Apr 18, 2022

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Feb 11, 2022

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power out in bloomington

kevin | September 24, 2022  

No power . I live in Bloomington, Ca on 11th street and it is very hot. It’s 7/11 at 2:46 AM.

Felix Robles | July 11, 2020  

March 18th 2020 no power So-cal.

Scott King | March 18, 2020  

I live in Bloomington ca. Had a feeling power would go out since my wife just bought a huge supply of food for the refrigerator and freezer in my back patio to stock up for the coronavirus emergency. Power went out 2:36 a.m. 3/15/2020 It's been almost 2 hours. I'm sure our food is spoiling. I'm sure this will happen much more often since the wicked powers that be will want us to not be prepared as we need to be. In the last days as many worse things will happen in our near future. King Jesus and his followers wins in the end.

Greg Holmes | March 15, 2020  

How long will the light be out.

Lilialimon | March 14, 2020  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Bloomington, Illinois

City Bloomington
County McLean
State Illinois (IL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 61701, 61702, 61704, 61705, 61709, 61710, 61791, 61799

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