City of Naperville - July 23, 2022 Storm Update
(July 25 update: A special brush collection for select areas in southwest Naperville will take place the week of July 25. Visit www.naperville.il.us/yardwaste for details and an interactive map to see which properties are included in the special collection. )
Preliminary National Weather Service (NWS) reports indicate that a tornado touched down in a portion of south Naperville at approximately 5:41 a.m. today, July 23. NWS assessments of this storm are ongoing.
No injuries or residential structural damage have been reported; however, isolated reports of storm damage, mainly damaged trees, have been made throughout south Naperville. The majority of the damage was reported along the Route 59 corridor from approximately White Eagle Drive south past Hassert Boulevard. This includes tree damage as well as roof damage to and multiple gas leaks within a commercial building near the intersection of Route 59 and 95th Street. There are no longer any active gas leaks as of the timing of this release.
Additional damage included a dozen roads blocked by fallen trees or limbs, minor flooding issues and a power outage in the area of Washington Street and Gartner Road caused by fallen tree branches. Power was restored to all 253 customers by 7:05 a.m., and the last remaining road closures on Robert Lane and Gleneagles Court are expected to be reopened by mid-afternoon.
City crews continue to survey and address storm damage and will communicate at a later date whether a special brush pick up will be conducted for any of the significantly impacted areas.
Additional potentially severe weather is forecasted later today into the overnight hours of Sunday, July 24. Residents are encouraged to check the National Weather Service for the latest daily forecast information. Residents should call 630-420-6187 to report flooded roadways, blocked streets or damaged parkway trees. In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.