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Village Issues Statement on Storm Damage, Downed Power Lines, Power Outages - UPDATED

A message from Oak Lawn's Emergency Management Agency on Monday's storm.

103rd Street and Cicero during the first pass of Monday's storm around 7 p.m.
103rd Street and Cicero during the first pass of Monday's storm around 7 p.m.

The Village of Oak Lawn issued a the following statement regarding the powerful thunderstorm that raged through village  Monday evening.


  • At 10:04 p.m. the Oak Lawn emergency management agency activated the tornado warning sirens based on weather conditions and the National Weather Service’s tornado warning.

  • As a result of the storm, there are downed power lines at 107th Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and 109th Street and Keeler Avenue.

  • Oak Lawn police, fire and public works units are responding to 911 calls.

  • The village is working with ComEd for power restoration. Approximately 1900 Oak Lawn residents are currently without power. Over 200,000 without power in the Chicago region due to Monday's storms.

  • If you have downed trees or power lines blocking the intersections or roadways, or other emergencies CALL 911.


The following areas are affected by the power outage from Monday evening’s storm:

  • 10600 BLOCK OF KEDVALE

  • 4200 BLOCK OF 95TH

  • 10200 BLOCK OF KEELER

  • 9300 BLOCK OF 59TH AVE.


Residents without power are instructed to notify ComEd IMMEDIATELY:


  • Customers can text to 26633 (ComEd) to report their outage and receive restoration information.

  • Customers can report outages through the ComEd’s website or on ComEd’s Facebook page.

  • Or report power outages by calling 1-800-334-7661 (English) or 1-800-955-8237 (Spanish).

patricia darowicz July 01, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Patrycja Darowicz I'm on 93 and 55 th ct in Oak Lawn and the sirens weren't loud enough the wind was louder then siren yesterday .I have to tell report for past few days police and ambulance sirens are so loud that I think you police officers when you driving by 55 th ct you welcome to stop by my house I just want talk whos doing that
Luther July 01, 2014 at 09:28 PM
Wow, what a day! Hooking up generators, vacuuming up water, washing down the kids play mats, etc., etc. I'm famished! I could really go for a snack. Nothing heavy, but something different. There is still more work to do, power still out, don't want to get full and lazy. I wish there was a way to know if there was anything like that out there. Something new. Maybe at 7-11. But, no. There are much more important things going on and resources are slim.
patricia darowicz July 02, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Anyone is annoyed by increased crime and loud police and ambulances sirens in Oak lawn are if you do just drop me a line at wopl0@yahoo.com
Tammie walker July 02, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Yes. I live by the hospital. Too much
Honestly IPO July 08, 2014 at 10:26 PM
How can someone who lives by the hospital complain about sirens? Thats like moving near Midway and complaining about plane noise!

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