With the notification from the Weather Service of temperatures below freezing, please note the following locations that are available as Warming Centers:
Zion City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road: Open during normal business hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding Holidays.
Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave: Open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Zion Park District Leisure Center, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive: Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Flooding is a serious concern for Zion Township residents. We provide FREE flood buckets to assist with cleanup.
There are things you can do to minimize damage to your property:
- Look into Flood Insurance, as flood damage is not typically covered by the average homeowner’s policy.
- An inventory of your possessions is also recommended.
- Store sensitive documents in a safe deposit box, or in a secured waterproof container.
- Prepare your home by making sure your sump pump is working. A battery-operated backup is recommended in case of a power failure.
- If possible, you should also elevate electrical components, furnaces, water heaters, washers, and dryers at least 12 inches above the projected flood elevation.
- Clear gutters of debris, and shovel snow away from drains in winter.
- You may need to seek a professional for some of these tasks.
- Make sure you and your family have an emergency plan, and create safety kits with drinking water, canned food, first aid kits, blankets, a radio, and flash lights.
For additional information on emergency preparedness, visit the following websites for some valuable resources:
If you have been burned out of your home and need assistance, be sure that the fire department contacts Red Cross immediately. https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/chicago-and-northern-illinois/get-help.html Zion Township can possibly assist in connecting you with other resources, as well.