Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

CUPHDUrges Champaign County Residents to Prepare for Possible Winter Storms and Power Outages

Monday - Dec 10, 2007

Simple Steps Can Help Keep You Safe in Seasonal Storms

Champaign, IL - Seasonal winter storms are a frequent occurrence in central Illinois. During the "ice storm of 2005" more than 400,000 citizens were without power for several days during frigid temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, there has not been a winter in Illinois without a severe storm in the past century, and in fact, Illinois experiences an average of five severe storms every year.

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