Power Outage in Chicago, IL

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Chicago Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 20, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were blown down in the 2400 block of Marquette Road.

Chicago Lawn - Chicago Lawn
March 31, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines were blown down along Algonquin Rd in Rolling Meadows. Wind magnitude and time were estimated based on radar.

Plum Grove Estates - Plum Grove Estates
August 29, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

A large tree limb was blown onto power lines near Canfield Avenue and Talcott Avenue.

Edison Park - Edison Park
August 29, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Multiple tree limbs up to 6 inches in diameter were blown down in Mt Prospect including at least one on a vehicle and another on power lines.

Mt Prospect - Mt Prospect
August 3, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Multiple trees were blown down in Avondale. One tree fell onto a house, damaging the roof. Another tree fell onto power lines. A tree 3 to 4 feet in diameter was snapped at its base and fell onto several cars.

Avondale - Avondale


April 4, 2023

Scattered thunderstorms moved across portions of northern Illinois during the afternoon of April 4th producing large hail and wind damage. ||Additional isolated thunderstorms moved across parts of northern Illinois during the evening. High winds occurred north of these storms during the evening, producing isolated wind damage. Tree and power line damage was reported in Mendota along with a damaged roof. A tree fell onto a house in Round Lake Beach causing its roof to collapse. A wind gust to 66 mph was measured north of Leland.

August 10, 2020

During the late morning through the afternoon of Monday August 10th, a line of intense thunderstorms known as a derecho brought widespread severe wind damage across Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana.||In north central and northeast Illinois alone, the severe winds of 60 to 100 mph downed or damaged tens of thousands of trees, as well as caused severe damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. There were 10 injuries reported in north central and northeast Illinois within the NWS Chicago/Romeoville County Warning Area (CWA). Local officials estimated that nearly one million customers lost power across northern Illinois at the height of the derecho and some people were without power for several days. Damage was estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars in north central and northeast Illinois, with several billions of dollars in damages across the entire Corn Belt region including significant damage to crops and agriculture infrastructure. While much of the damage was due to straight line winds, there were also 14 tornadoes documented in north central and northeast Illinois.||The combination of high moisture, explosive instability and very strong atmospheric wind flow for mid-summer had developed quickly over the Corn Belt region on the morning of August 10th. This resulted in a progressive, well-organized complex of storms for hundreds of miles and at times traveling nearly 70 mph. After bringing extensive damage from extreme wind speeds in Iowa that morning, the damage transitioned across northern Illinois from widespread wind damage to narrow, brief and intense swaths associated with compact circulations within the thunderstorm line, some of which were associated with tornadoes.

June 30, 2019

A powerful line of thunderstorms moved across northern Illinois during the afternoon of June 30th producing wind damage.

February 24, 2019

Very strong and gusty winds developed during the morning hours of February 24th and continued into the evening hours. Wind gusts between 55 mph and 65 mph were common during this time period which resulted in numerous tree limbs and power lines being blown down. Some roof damage and uprooted trees were also reported. In Will County, a semi truck was blown over near the intersection of Ridge Road and Route 126 and another semi truck was blown over on Interstate 57 at the Peotone exit. In LaSalle County, a semi truck was blown over on Interstate 39 at mile marker 61, blocking both northbound lanes. In Kankakee County, an entire gas station canopy was blown over near Bradley. In Ogle County, part of a roof was blown onto Route 38 near Rochelle. Peak wind gusts included 64 mph near Bolingbrook, Harvard and at the Aurora/Sugar Grove Airport (ARR); 63 mph three miles east of Antioch; 62 mph in Wheeling; 60 mph at Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD); 60 mph in Sycamore and at the Peru Airport (VYS); 59 mph at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW); 58 mph at Dupage Airport (DPA) and 58 mph at Morris Airport (C09).

February 11, 2019

Freezing rain developed during the afternoon of February 11th and continued through the morning of February 12th, causing significant ice accumulations across all of northern Illinois. Damage to tree limbs and power lines were reported in some areas. Storm total ice accumulations included 0.54 inches in DeKalb; 0.50 inches in Oswego, Plainfield, Bolingbrook and McHenry; 0.50 inches at the Aurora/Sugar Grove Airport (ARR); 0.46 inches at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW); 0.44 inches three miles southwest of Midway Airport; 0.44 inches at Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD); 0.42 inches at Dupage Airport (DPA); 0.40 inches near Newark; 0.34 inches at Rockford Airport (RFD); 0.25 inches near in Downers Grove, Channahon, Peotone and Manteno and 0.07 inches at Waukegan Airport (UGN).


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Nov 10, 2022

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US midterm elections proceed without cyber disruption. CISA publishes new entries to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. Patch Tuesday notes. Communications security lessons learned.

Nov 9, 2022

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Nov 5, 2022

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OpenSSL patched today. Misconfiguration risk to US government networks' security and compliance. Hacking Ms Truss's phone. Assistance for Ukraine's cyber defense. DNS threats.

Nov 1, 2022

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Oct 17, 2022

ComEd Delivers Record-High Reliable Service for Customers in First Three Quarters of 2022 | Business Wire

ComEd’s investments to improve the reliability and resiliency of the power grid in northern Illinois continue to pay off for customers, as the company

Oct 13, 2022

ComEd reports progress on outage prevention in Hoffman Estates

ComEd and Hoffman Estates officials have reported significant progress on the prevention of outages in three hard-hit southeastern neighborhoods, only a third of the way through the 90-day window the village gave the utility to make improvements or face litigation before the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Sep 21, 2022

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