Storms Topple Trees, Knock Out Power Monday Night
Jul 01, 2014 06:44AM
● By Steven Jack
Storm clouds roll in over Oswego Monday night. (Photo courtesy of Wanda Kerans Kachler)
Two rounds of heavy storms Monday night drenched the area and left thousands without power in the Oswego area.
Wind gusts topped nearly 70 mph with more than 1.5 inches of rain in Kendall County, according to the National Weather Service.
The wind toppled large trees all over the area, including several in Boulder Hill, along Routes 71 and 31 and at Wolf Road and Route 30. Many trees landed on homes and took power lines with them, knocking out electricity to more than 3,000 area residents, according to Comed. Only a few dozen were left without power as of Tuesday morning.
There were two unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds in the area — one at Route 30 and Gordon and the other at Wolf and Harvey roads. The National Weather Service could not confirm either of those reports.
The city of Aurora did set of their emergency sirens after two spotters said they saw tornados on the west side of Aurora. Those reports also were unconfirmed.
Oswego fire crews responded to a few outside fires — one at the Caterpillar plant where a tree caught fire and another at Sierra and Saugatuck in Boulder Hill where a transformer had caught fire.
No injuries were reported in the Oswego area.