Wednesday, April 24, 2013
More than one bang, to be exact, as Tinley Park's closed mental health center was the site of urban warfare training Tuesday night. The exercises, which included small, controlled explosions, will continue Wednesday night, with possible helicopter drills.
UPDATE (12:58 p.m. Wednesday, April 24): Email message from Pat Carr, director of Tinley Park's Emergency Management Agency. Police lights flashed and explosions were heard for nearly four hours Tuesday night as the U.S. Department of Defense conducted urban training exercises in a steady rain on the grounds of the now-closed Tinley Park Mental Health Center. The training, which runs through Wednesday, April 24, is part of a nationwide effort by the Defense Department to conduct drills in a variety of locations. READ: Defense Dept. to Hold Training Exercises at Closed Mental Health Center “They're practicing for urban training, on building, on breaching, different things like that,” said Pat Carr, director of Tinley Park's Emergency …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The urban training exercises still are set for the nights of April 23-24 on the grounds of the closed mental health center. But rain could postpone activities Tuesday night. Find out what you might hear, though, if the drills go off as planned.
The U.S. Department of Defense's regional urban training exercises are still scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday nights on the grounds of the closed Tinley Park Mental Health Center, but rain could hamper things, according to a village official. READ: Defense Dept. to Hold Training Exercises at Closed Mental Health Center The drills are scheduled to begin around 8 or 8:30 p.m., with activities contained around the empty mental health center, said Pat Carr, the director of Tinley Park's Emergency Management Agency. The National Weather Service forecasts rain throughout the day and night of Tuesday, April 23: Isolated showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am. High near 61. … Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Some village streets have been affected by the heavy rains, and residents have reported basement flooding, a village official reports. Patch will continue to update this story throughout the day.
UPDATE (2:16 p.m. Thursday, April 18) These roads are closed in Tinley Park: PHOTOS: Check Out How Pictures of the Flooding From Around the Southland Also, Gov. Pat Quinn has declared a state of emergency for Illinois because of the flooding, NBC5 Chicago reports. UPDATE (10:09 a.m. Thursday, April 18) The following roads have been closed, according to Pat Carr, director of Tinley Park's Emergency Management Agency: Veterans Park areas (west of 76th Avenue) closed: Also, Carr said many ponds are already at capacity. ------------------------------------------------------------- Original story The heavy rains Wednesday night and early Thursday has caused minor flooding around Tinley Park, according to a village official. The Tinely Park …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The urban training exercises are set for the nights of April 23-24 on the grounds of the closed mental health center. Village officials want to make sure residents know what's going on and aren't alarmed.
UPDATE (11:16 a.m. Wednesday, April 17) The U.S. Department of Defense will be staging regional urban training exercises two nights next week on the Tinley Park Mental Health Center grounds, village officials announced Tuesday. READ: Tinley Park Stays Vigilant in Wake of Boston Marathon Attack The exercises, which will inculde local public safety agencies, will be run the nights of April 23 and 24 and will involve helicopter operations and breaching buildings using live explosives, said Mayor Ed Zabrocki at the end of the Tuesday, April 16, village board meeting. The drills will not be open to the public because of safety and security concerns for untrained spectators, a village press release stated Wednesday, April 17. Although …
Monday, April 15, 2013
After news of the Boston explosions broke, the village's Emergency Management Agency began reviewing it's own plans in case of a crisis. Find out how the organization prepares.
Although Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon were almost a thousand miles away from Tinley Park, the terrorist attack has set the wheels in motion for the village's Emergency Management Agency. READ: Go to Back Bay Patch for Updates From the Boston Area The organization provides a support system for Tinley Park's emergency and public safety departments, acting as a hub during disaster and crisis situations. Those events can range from severe weather episodes, such as tornadoes and blizzards, to health epidemics and even terrorist attacks. Once it became a possibility Monday that the situation in Boston might have repercussions past the East Coast, the Tinley Park EMA's command staff began talking and reviewing its emergency …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Members of the Tinley Park police and fire departments, as well as other village emergency response agencies, participated Sunday in a training exercise that simulated a hazardous material spill and a shooting.
- Joe Vince
Monday, September 24, 2012
The call went out a little after 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, over the Tinley Park emergency radios. A stolen white tractor-trailer traveling at a high rate of speed had exited I-80 at Harlem Avenue and crashed when it reached Tiger Lane, spilling its drums of hazardous materials and creating a hazardous smoke cloud. A few minutes later, the dispatcher said calls had been received that an armed men had fled the wrecked vehicle, shooting and wounding people. A few more minutes, after a Tinley Park Police arrived on the scene, word goes out on the radios: "Officer down! Officer down!" READ: District 228 Students Tackle Firefighters Combat Challenge Course Sunday's situation, which played out as a worst-case scenario, was just a test for Tinley …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Secure all Halloween decorations because high winds are on their way, officials said.
Get out the candles and flashlights, and remove any potential flying projectiles from your porch and yard. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Cook County in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 3 p.m. Thursday. The village of Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency is on standby to monitor changing weather conditions, according to a community-wide alert sent by village officials this morning. Residents should expect high winds of at least 40 mph and gusts of 58 mph or more that can lead to property damage, downed tree limbs and power lines. The strong winds can also make driving difficult. Winds will be moving in a north to northeast direction. "All outdoor furniture, trash cans, Halloween decorations and other …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
More thunderstorms are in the forecast for tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Tuesday that warns of thunderstorms that could produce isolated tornadoes in the Chicago area, including Cook County. These thunderstorms may come with heavy rain, winds in excess of 60 mph, quarter-sized hail and frequent lightening strikes, the warning said. “Additional strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across Northern Illinois late this afternoon and evening and drop southeast across the outlook area,” the outlook warning continues. Check back with Tinley Park Patch for important weather updates as they might develop. We'll surely be checking in with your local Emergency Management Agency. In the meantime, here's the weather outlook as of 2:30 p.m. …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The majority of customers who are out of power live in the West and South Suburbs, a ComEd spokeswoman said.
Thunder continued to roll around 9 a.m. in Tinley Park, where at the time, much of the village seemed unscathed by a storm that began ripping through the area in the early morning hours. But it ain't over yet. A flash flood warning remains in effect through Sunday evening, said Tinley's Emergency Management Agency Director Pat Carr, who was running around town searching for damage. As of about 8:40 a.m., few issues had been reported. "There is a little bit of flooding in the northbound lanes of Harlem Avenue from 160th to 163rd Street," he said. "Cars are still getting through but that's the only we've had so far. We haven't really had the severe storms hit us as much as other areas have, so we've been lucky in that respect." In terms of …
Monday, July 18, 2011
A heat advisory has been issued for the Village of Tinley Park. See what the weather has in store for you this week.
In Tinley Park, hot and muggy is here to stay — at least for this week. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday and police department officials said they expect such advisories to last throughout the week. Staff at the department are making calls to the elderly to help ensure community safety and awareness, they said. Temperatures in the low-to mid-90s are predicted, with heat index readings up to 110 degrees. For more details, take a look at this week's weather forecast provided by the NWS. The Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency is advising residents to stay indoors in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible, drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous exercise, wear loose-…