Update: Senior Living Residents Displaced Following Power Outage Could Be Back Soon

A temporary power source has been restored at Joshua Arms in Joliet. They’ve been approved by the City of Joliet inspectors and their insurance inspectors to have people to come back in. However an exact date has not been released, but sources says it could be days and not weeks. WJOL is reporting that all the residents at the Senior Living home currently are being housed at an Ottawa hotel.

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Around 225 residents of an east side Senior Living home are now looking for other places to stay after a power outage over the weekend. Joshua Arms, near Rowell Avenue, lost power on Sunday after a pipe burst and started a small electrical fire. No one was injured in the fire, and light smoke was noted during the situation. Officials don’t expect the power to return until Friday at the earliest. For the time being, those displaced are being taken to area hotels or sent home with families. WJOL has reached out to officials with Joshua Arms. You can catch a video of the evacuation on our Facebook page.