Power Outage in Champaign, IL

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Ameren Illinois
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Ohio Edison
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Corn Belt Energy
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Pioneer Rural Elec Coop, Inc, OH
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Champaign Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 29, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Widespread tree damage occurred and a few power poles were blown down.

Country Esquire - Country Esquire
June 29, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power poles were blown down, a large tree was split at the base, and numerous tree branches were knocked down.

St Joseph - St Joseph
March 3, 2023 - High Wind

A power line was blown down on the southeast side of Urbana.

March 5, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power transformers were blown down.

Chanute Afb - Chanute Afb
August 24, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees and power lines were blown down.

Champaign - Champaign


May 31, 2018

Several clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms developed well ahead of an advancing cold front across east-central Illinois during the afternoon of May 31st. Some of the cells produced damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph and hail as large as nickels. The most significant wind damage occurred in eastern Champaign County just south of St. Joseph where 20 power poles were snapped off.

April 2, 2016

A deepening area of low pressure tracking through the Great Lakes brought high winds to central and southeast Illinois on April 2nd. The winds gusted to between 58 and 62 mph at times from late morning through early evening, creating scattered damage and power outages.

February 24, 2016

A powerful winter storm system impacted parts of central and southeast Illinois on February 24th, bringing snow and strong winds. Low pressure tracked from east Texas during the evening of February 23rd to Ohio by the evening of the 24th. This particular track focused the heaviest precipitation across east-central Illinois, mainly east of the I-55 corridor. Snowfall amounts generally ranged from 3 to 6 inches: however, very strong northerly winds gusting as high as 45 to 55 mph created blizzard conditions for several hours. Considerable blowing and drifting snow reduced visibility to less than 1/4 mile at times, and caused numerous traffic accidents. One person died in Cumberland County as a result of a collision with a semi truck.

December 20, 2012

As a deepening area of low pressure lifted northeastward through the region, very strong winds developed across east-central and southeast Illinois on December 20th. Sustained winds increased to 35 to 45 mph, while peak wind gusts exceeded 55 mph. Further west, falling and blowing snow combined with the strong winds to create blizzard conditions along and west of a Bloomington to Taylorville line. The strong winds downed numerous trees and power lines.

June 21, 2011

Severe thunderstorms developed along an advancing cold front during the late afternoon and evening of June 21st. Wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph brought numerous trees and power lines down across much of the area. In addition, heavy rainfall created flash flooding across Tazewell County and Woodford County.


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Nov 9, 2022

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Nov 8, 2022

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Nov 1, 2022

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Oct 30, 2022

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Sep 20, 2022

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A line of showers and storms moved through Central Illinois early Monday morning, causing widespread wind damage to many communities. Gusts exceeded 60 mph within a few of the storms. Showers and storms came out of the Quad Cities and continued to spread out as it moved to the southeast. This was a somewhat interesting […]

Aug 1, 2022

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Residents living on the northwest side of Decatur are experiencing a power outage.

Jul 25, 2022

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Jun 23, 2022

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Several factors are leading to stress on the electrical grid serving much of the Midwest.

Jun 16, 2022

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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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Champaign, Illinois

City Champaign
County Champaign
State Illinois (IL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 61820, 61821, 61822, 61824, 61825, 61826

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