LOMBARD, Illinois-- Village of Lombard residents continue to clean up after experiencing flooding and high water damage due to storms yesterday.
Rainfall over the last 24 hours totaled six inches for the Lombard community. Forecasters predict no significant rain over the weekend, which will provide the time necessary for high water to recede. DuPage County's Stormwater Management Division is operating all of its flood control facilities. DuPage County reports that the East Branch of the DuPage River and Salt Creek, both of which receive Lombard waters and influence the storm sewers with backwater, have passed their peak flood stage and are receding. The high water elevation in these watercourses is slow to drop and the Village will continue to work at the maximum capability to drain into them.
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The Village's storm sewerage and pumps have been fully operational throughout the storm and are continuing to move water at their capacity. There is some localized roadway flooding that should be avoided. DuPage County emergency information, including road closures, can be found at www.protectdupage.org. In accordance with Village Board policy, the Village does not pump private properties.
Dumpsters for residents to discard flood damaged items have been placed for use until Monday, April 29. The dumpsters are at the following locations:
• Greenfield (south side of Terrace View Pond)
• Washington Boulevard and Park Road (behind the cemetery)
• 18th Street and Stewart Avenue
• Edgewood Avenue (west of Vista Pond)
• South Broadway and Lewis Avenue
• The cul-de-sac on Grace Street that is south of Wilson (Southland Park)
• Washington Boulevard and Kelly Court
Bulk items can be collected curbside on the regular collection day with one red refuse sticker attached per storm-damaged item. Red refuse stickers are available at the Village Hall at no cost through April 29. The Village Hall is open on Mondays from
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hazardous materials must not be placed in these dumpsters. Electrical items should be recycled. The York Township Highway Department has an electronic recycling drop-off location at 19W475 Roosevelt Road, Lombard and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Although disaster assistance has not yet been made available from the State of Illinois or the Federal Government, it is advised to take photos and keep records of losses in the event that such assistance, whether grants or low-interest loans, should become available. Information will be made available at that time.
Customers experiencing power outages need to contact ComEd directly by calling 1-800-Edison1. To report flooding concerns, residents can call the Village at (630) 620-5700. Emergency calls of a life threatening nature should always phone 9-1-1.
Regular storm updates will be provided at the Village's website, www.villageoflombard.org