After seven tornadoes and four days of storms, from Monday, Aug. 9, to Thursday, Aug. 12, our area was beaten up by wind damage and heavy rains.
But it’s exactly during these times when units of local government are at their best, helping not only the folks in their communities but extending a helping hand to neighbors.
The village of Lake in the Hills recently posted a video on its Facebook page, offering thanks to the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network and all of the organizations that supported recovery efforts after the storms.
“While driving around Lake in the Hills this week, you may have seen trucks from other cities, villages, and local governments pitching in to help our Lake in the Hills Public Works team clean the debris left from the recent storms,” village officials said. “Public works first responders from 15 local government organizations joined our crews and headed out into Lake in the Hills with more than two dozen trucks to clear tree debris and support our storm recovery efforts.”
The agencies that lent a helping hand include the Kane County Division of Transportation, the village of North Aurora, the village of Huntley, the Algonquin Township Road District and the village of Algonquin, all of which have some or part of their jurisdiction in Kane County.
Here’s a full list of agencies that came to the rescue:
- City of Des Plaines Government
- Crystal Lake, Illinois
- Village of Woodridge, Illinois – Government
- Village of Huntley, Illinois
- Village of Hanover Park
- Village of Algonquin, Illinois
- The Village of Wheeling
- Village of North Aurora
- McHenry County Division of Transportation
- Kane County Division of Transportation
- Algonquin Township Road District
- Grafton Township Community
- City of Rolling Meadows
- Village of Barrington
- Village of Palatine