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Storm Center

August 18, 2019 2:00 pm.

ALERT: ComEd has been impacted by a band of thunderstorms that passed through our service area.  These systems contained heavy lightning, heavy rain and pockets of damaging winds. Hardest hit areas were in the north, including the communities of Waukegan and Libertyville.

Approximately 68,000 customers have been impacted by this storm event.  Thus far, ComEd has restored power to over 56,500 customers and approximately 10,000 remain out of service.

ComEd understands that losing your power is frustrating and we appreciate your patience as we work to assess damage and safely make repairs.

ComEd will focus first on restoring power to those who need it most, such as emergency facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes.

To stay informed about estimated restoration times, continue to check our Storm Center or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. If you have Outage Alerts, text STAT to 26633 for updated outage info.

To report outages or downed wires:
• Text OUT to 26633 (COMED) if you’ve already subscribed to Outage Alerts.
• Download the free ComEd Mobile App (for iPhone® and Android™® smartphones).
• Log onto the Facebook Outage App.
• Call 1-800-EDISON-1. (During storms call centers may experience high wait times.)

Please take the necessary steps to stay safe during this storm:
• If you see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and then call ComEd at 1-800-Edison-1 (1-800-334-7661).
• Take cover and tune in to the radio for updates on storm warnings and watches.
• Stay out of flooded basements. 



Stay Safe​

Your personal safety is the priority. Never approach a downed power line; always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous.



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