Village Updates Related to June 20 Confirmed Tornado

Updates - June 28
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Debris Cleanup: The Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN) is providing valuable support for the debris cleanup efforts. Crews continue to use grappling truck units and dump trucks to haul debris out from the neighbors. In addition to Village of Woodridge staff and contractors, crews used an extra 39 pieces of equipment from other towns today. IPWMAN support will be in Woodridge over the next several days.

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Damage Assessment: The Woodridge Community Development Department evaluated more than 900 addresses for damage. The damage assessment is approximately 100 percent complete.

The damage assessment results as of June 24:
  • 157 homes have major damage
  • 29 homes are a complete loss
  • Approximately 400 homes sustained some type of damage
Debris Clean Up #2: The Village created a new Tornado Debris Management website. Please check the website for updates. The website contains a map of Woodridge boundaries affected by the tornado, parkway staging information, and the garbage collection schedule. Public Works is continuing to make progress on clearing debris. It is essential for those impacted by the tornado to separate tree/landscape debris from storm debris to speed up the clean
up process.

Power Outages
As of 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23 - ComEd has confirmed that power has been restored to all impacted customers.
If you come across a downed power line, please report the downed line to 1-800-334-7661 (EDISON-1)
If you come across a power line that is arcing (sparking) - please call 9-1-1

Donations and Volunteers
Thank you everyone who has called and asked how to help. The Village will continue to add opportunities as they are identified.

The Woodridge Rotary Club is accepting monetary donations that will be redistributed to the Woodridge community, specifically for those who experienced damage from the recent tornado. Please visit the website here, and indicate Tornado Response in the "Comment" field. This local, not-for-profit organization, has the resources and commitment to ensure that the funds remain in Woodridge to those in need.

The Village recommends working with your faith-based community resource to determine viable opportunities to offer in-kind donations.

West Suburban Community Pantry located at 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, # 118 in Woodridge has designated dates and times for those who need food and supplies and for those who have the opportunity to support their neighbors. The hours include Monday through Friday form 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Donations of shelf stable foods, pet food, diapers, baby wipes, ONLY please, will be collected during these times. More information online, including the option to make a monetary donation, can be found at

There is a tremendous outpouring of support from the community. Woodridge is currently assessing the needs of the families impacted by the tornado. Please complete the Woodridge Tornado Volunteer Form if you are interested in volunteering your services.  You will be contacted as we determine what support is needed, when, and where to assist.

Hope's Front Door indicated that their organization provides emergency assistance services that might be beneficial to residents including:

  • Food Vouchers (Grocery Store Gift Certificates)
  • Transportation (Gas Vouchers, Train and Bus Passes)
  • Toiletry Items
  • Goodwill Store Certificates- for clothing & household goods
  • Prescription Medication
  • Emergency Oral Health Care
  • Medical supplies
  • Eye Exams/Eyeglasses

Building Permits
Building Permits are very beneficial to you and your community. By working with expert building inspectors, you will benefit from their knowledge of building codes to ensure your construction project is built right, will be safe, and will last.
Village issued building permits are required for the following:
  • New buildings
  • Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)
  • Residential work (decks, garage, fences, fireplaces, pools, water heaters, etc.)
  • Renovations (kitchen expansions, roofing)
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems)
The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call Village Hall at 630.719.4750 or via our website at . Even if a permit Is not needed, the building inspector will answer construction questions and may provide valuable advice.

Additionally, homeowners/business owners are required to ensure that their respective contractor is registered to do work in the Village. Contractor registration is at no cost but does require the submittal of various documents. General Contractors, Plumbing Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Blacktop, Concrete, & Paver Brick Contractors, Roofing Contractors, Water & Sewer Contractors, Fire Alarms / Burglar Alarms Contractors, Fire Suppression Contractors, Excavators, and HVAC Contractors, are ALL REQUIRED to be registered with the Village in addition to obtaining a building permit PRIOR to construction commencement.

MARC –By the Numbers:
The Northeast Illinois Community Organizations Active in Disaster (NE IL COAD) and American Red Cross hosted a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) to
collect free resources for people impacted by the recent tornado. Event summary: