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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Lombard Public Works Department Provides Equipment and Staff to Coal City Tornado Disaster Response

The Village of Lombard proudly provided Public Works equipment and staff to Coal City, IL, as part of disaster relief efforts, due to a damaging tornado that impacted the city on June 23, 2015.

Lombard Public Works provided equipment and staff to the relief efforts of Coal City, IL, from Monday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 1, 2015, as part of the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN). Requested assistance included personnel for clearing of debris, equipment including 3 dump trucks, and a skid steer loader with grapple attachment, used for the removal of trees and debris.

The half mile wide tornado that impacted Coal City, IL was classified as an EF2 tornado with wind speeds of 160 m.p.h., and caused extensive structural damage to houses, uprooted large trees and blocked main roads with debris. Lombard assistance will focus primarily on the removal of debris. For more information please contact Director of Public Works Carl Goldsmith at (630)620-5766.

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