Adams County Hit with Major Storm Damages

QUINCY – Adams County residents are dealing with major storm damages Tuesday morning as thousands of residents are still without power after severe storms hit Monday night. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore declared a State of Emergency Monday night after 70 mph winds ripped through Quincy, downing power lines and damaging homes.

Alongside Mayor Moore and Adams County Emergency Management Director John Simon, State Representative Randy Frese (R-Quincy) is fielding calls with emergency teams and encouraging homeowners to report damage to their home and the surrounding area.

Rep. Frese stated, “This storm has caused 34,300 people to be without power at one time. At this time crews are at work to get streets safely cleared. I’d like to thank the Mayor’s Office, Ameren Illinois, and Adams County Emergency Management for their quick aid to our communities. Emergency officials expect to work throughout Tuesday to restore outages. We will be assessing all damages and addressing all affected very shortly. Please do not hesitate to call my Office or local emergency services to report damages or request help.”

With gas lines in Quincy damaged by trees, the situation could take days for crews to address all power line and home damages. To report damages, the Adams County Emergency Management Agency can be reached at 217-277-2005.