Photos: Yorkville After the Thunderstorm
The hailstorm Friday night downed power lines, felled large trees, and stripped roofing off apartments on the north side of town. It also toppled Parfection's sign and the flag pole in front of Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.
Yorkville called in extra police and public works crews to help clear away the debris and problems left in the wake of Friday night's storm.
Here are some things you may want to know:
• The United City of Yorkville will do a special brush pick-up starting Monday. From their Facebook page: "For special brush pickup on Monday, we can take anything that is 6" or less in diameter and less than 8' long. This is an expansion of our normal sizes, and we expect a complete run through of the City to take longer than one week."
• City leaders have been posting updates on the information they have been receiving from ComEd on their Facebook page. Follow them here.
• If you need to report a power outage, downed wire or other problem to ComEd, here's how you can contact them: by calling 800-Edison1, by texting "out" to 26633, and through a mobile phone app for iPhone and Android.
It also seemed like many neighbors and family members jumped in to help those with overwhelming problems. Is there anyone who you'd like to thank for lending a hand? Tell us in the comments.