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Many residents in Evanston remain without power in the wake of powerful storms that hit northern Illinois on June 21. In the City of Evanston, in excess of 2,000 residents are without power. ComEd is estimating that some residents are not expected to have power restored until Friday.

Power is out in areas throughout Evanston. Residents without power are encouraged to register their power outage with ComEd’s toll-free number so they can get updates directly from ComEd – 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661).

Today, the City has received well over 600 calls to its 3-1-1 Call Center to request assistance and information. Residents are encouraged to call 3-1-1 to report downed trees, road hazards or for other information. If the loss of power in your home or business requires emergency medical or police assistance, please call 9-1-1.

The Evanston Police and Fire Departments will have an increased presence tonight  in the areas impacted by the power outage.

ComEd also offers the following suggestions for customers experiencing a prolonged outage:
• Turn off all appliances including your furnace, water heater, and water pump.
• Leave a lamp on so you can know when power has been restored.
• Keep freezer and refrigerator doors closed and open them only when necessary. Food will stay frozen for 36 to 48 hours in a fully loaded freezer, if the door remains closed. A half-full freezer will generally keep food frozen for 24 hours.
• Customers who are on medical support equipment are strongly encouraged to evacuate to a place where they can be comfortable and safe.

For additional information, please contact the city by calling 3-1-1 or by email at info@cityofevanston.org


Update on June 23

As of June 23 at 10 a.m., the City Manager says the City does not have a good number on those still without power, but with restorations last night, the best estimate is between 1,000 and 1,500.