There are close to 1,400 people who are still without
power, the bulk of those outages are in
The storm hit quick catching many people off guard, and took down trees and power lines across the area
"Trees coming down, high winds, and lightening, we had all three causing problems," said ComEd spokesman Paul Callighan.
out power to thousands and leaving many like Thomas Walker and the Helping
Hands Pantry in
have health codes that we need to maintain," said
Helping Hands Pantry serves the community four times a month and is planning to open it's doors this Saturday to those in need. But for the moment, over a thousand pounds of meat is slowly thawing, and without any power might not make it to anyone's plate.
we get it back up tonight I think we'll be okay," said
ComEd says the majority of residents still without power should have it restored by Friday, as crews will work through the night to remove trees and repair wires.
"Because of the drought, it seems like more limbs and trees are coming down because of that, with these storms," said Callighan.
In some cases however, the lights might not be back on until later this weekend.
"These will be individual type conditions or businesses," said Callighan. "Where there's been some extensive damage similar to the tree problem that we have here, but perhaps in a harder location to get to, to clear it up."
The Helping Hands Pantry plans to open their doors on Saturday from 10am to noon if they get power restored.
ComEd says if you need to report any problems you should call 1-800-EDISON-1.