Lake County Emergency Management adds up damages from storm.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Two days after a powerful summer storm whipped through Lake County causing widespread damage and extensive power outages, emergency responders continue to work on getting things back to normal. To assist with the response efforts, Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman proclaimed a "State of Emergency" in Lake County. This action facilitates the sharing of resources and supports the county's request to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for assistance with debris removal. While it isn't clear that any state or federal disaster assistance will become available, Lake County Emergency Management is compiling initial damage and cost assessments from communities in regard to all of the recent storms. County Board Chairman David Stolman …
If you have to go out, County asks to wait until after 5 p.m.
In an e-mail sent out recently from Susan Gravenhorst, Lake County Board and Forest Preserve Commissioner, she wrote: Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman has proclaimed a State of Disaster in Lake County, and officials are asking residents to avoid driving through 5 p.m. today (Feb. 1). The Lake County Division of Transportation reports the county road network is officially open, but is asking that all unnecessary travel be postponed until after 5 p.m. this evening. Many roads and streets remain snow-covered and impassable, with drifts of four to six feet common around the county. The most accurate road closure information is available at www.lakecountypassage.com. In several locations across the county, multiple vehicles became …