The city of Lincoln and the surrounding area are working to get everything back to normal after severe weather left significant damage in its wake.
The Logan County Emergency Management Agency said Monday many areas still had fallen tree limbs and weakened trees after 80 mile per hour wind gusts swept through the area. Many residents in the Lincoln area spent long periods of time without power. As of Wednesday, Ameren Illinois reported only four outages in Logan County.
The Logan County Courthouse was without power, phones and internet after sustaining a lightning strike. Property tax payments and court hearings were delayed as a result.
Lincoln Mayor Seth Goodman made a weeklong "local disaster declaration" at a press conference Tuesday, giving residents time to ask for assistance. The city's landfill will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Brush can be put on the curbside, but should not be in the street.
Burning debris is not allowed in the city, and is only allowed in rural Logan County after calling Logan County EMA.