Submitted by the City of Evanston
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Evanston area. A Severe Thunderstorm is expected today, Friday, March 31 continuing until 10 p.m. Wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour are possible. A High Wind Warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m.
What you can do
- Secure loose outdoor items. Patio furniture, holiday decorations, sports equipment, trash cans and other items can become dangerous in high winds. Bring these items indoors, if possible, or make sure they’re secure if outdoors.
- Listen for the emergency sirens. The City’s outdoor emergency sirens will sound in the event of a severe weather emergency. If the sirens sound, seek shelter indoors away from windows and glass.
- Report problems. See the infographic below for how to report a variety of issues, from power outages to downed tree branches.
City staff ready to respond
Evanston public works crews, forestry staff, and first responders are on alert and prepared to respond to any issues that arise.
Evanston 311 will be open until 9:30 p.m. today, and hours may be extended if needed.
Check the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.