For Immediate Release
Company encourages customers to follow power line and flooding safety tips
CHICAGO (July 21, 2017) – ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather that may affect parts of the northern Illinois region starting Friday. Current forecasts call for heavy rain, lightning and possible wind gusts of up to 45 mph. ComEd is proactively opening its emergency response center, increasing crew staffing and is readying equipment to respond quickly in the event of outages.
"This is the second round of storms to move through the area this week and more severe weather is predicated for Friday and into the evening. Our team is taking precautions to minimize the impact of the storms on our system," said Terence R. Donnelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer, ComEd. "We implemented our storm preparedness actions with increased staffing to enable shift and safe response to impacted customers."
Public safety is paramount during storms, and ComEd encourages the public to remember to take the following precautions:
Storms are also bringing heavy rain and possible flooding. ComEd recommends that customers take the following precautions before entering a flooded basement:
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