The Aug. 10 storm event caused significant damage in Villa Park and several other communities in Chicagoland. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a well-organized and long-lived complex of storms produced widespread severe wind damage across Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana. The severe winds exceeded 75 miles per hour in multiple locations, causing several downed trees. According to the NWS Chicago office, last week’s storm event produced 15 tornadoes that touched down, including one in Lombard and Villa Park. The 15 tornadoes during the derecho event stretched from Rockford to Kentland, Indiana. The Village of Villa Park notified its residents that downed tree limbs and brush could be placed in the parkway by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, for disposal. The photo shows a large pile of tree limbs and brush in the parkway on Monroe Street, just west of Summit Avenue.


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