top of page
  • SSMMA

Suburban Public Works Directors Association sponsors disaster drill in Homewood


An imaginary microburst storm hit Homewood on Thursday, Oct. 26, downing trees and making main thoroughfares impassable.

Luckily, it was a test and only a test for public works officials. The storm events served as the scenario for the first major disaster drill sponsored by the Suburban Public Works Directors Association.

The organization, formed just a few years ago, provides mutual aid service to 35 member communities in the South Suburbs.

At 7:30 a.m., Homewood Assistant Public Works Director Dave Ebert made a call to E-Com, the local emergency dispatch center, to report the storm damage and initiate a request for mutual aid. He declared it a Level 1 disaster…Please click here to read Eric Crump’s story in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

3 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page