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Supercell thunderstorm sweeps through Chicago with Gusts at 90 mph, leaving thousands without power and causing significant damage

Tornado warnings sounded as storms raged over Chicago. area Monday morning, with 90 mph over parked planes, tearing off roof of least one building and leaving thousands without power.

Although there were no reports of a tornado, the trail was of wind damage along path of supercell thunderstorm – from Kane County through Chicago to northwest Indiana.

Over 53,000 ComEd customers lost power, with suburban Maywood takes the brunt with According to ComEd, 44,000 shutdowns. More than 43,000 were left without power Tuesday morning.

Despite the rotation nature of There was no confirmed tornado in the storm cell, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Ricky Castro.

“His possible was a tornado in northern suburbs, but that’s not something we can definitively say until we hire a team to inspect area” on On Tuesday, Castro said.

Interview team was sent on Tuesday morning to investigate possible The weather service said the tornado caused damage near Streamwood, Schaumburg and Roselle.

There is a weather service also investigation possible tornado damage in Westchester, Maywood and Bellwood, western suburb where the roof of three-story flat building reportedly was torn apart off partially, as a result of which 30 families were displaced, but no one was injured. one.

Wind gusts reached 84 mph at O’Hare Airport and 69 mph at Midway Airport, Castro said. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop at O’Hare.

There was also reports of deg 1 inch in diameter.


Thousands of people were shocked by the meteorological alerts sent to mobile phones, which read: “Now take cover. in basement or interior room on lowest floor of strong building. If you are on the street, in a mobile home or in a vehicle, move to the nearest solid cover and protect yourself from flying debris.”

The storm moved through the northern suburbs at 30 mph before turning to the southeast and intensifying. in speed before you make it way through city at 7 pm, Castro said. “Warnings gone out Well in in advance,” he said.

Video posted Twitter showed serious damage to the garage wall in Toyota dealer in Lincoln Park. Part of a wall crashed in toyota of Lincoln Park Dealership at 1561 N. Freemont St., but no one was injured, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said.

city also received numerous reports of knocked down trees, made some roads impassable and shut down cars with branches. Collateral damage reported but no reports of injury caused due to the storm, a fire department spokesman said.

The Brookfield Zoo suffered “significant” damage from the storm and delayed its reopening Tuesday until noon. “Animals and staff are safe” zoo wrote on Twitter.

At Schaumburg Regional Airport, two parked planes were reportedly blown up over.

weather also delayed start time for cubs game against San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field like fans sought refuge in friendly borders.

The storms have opened in rising temperatures expected to hit the 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday. city has opened its cooling centers as weather forecasters predict the humidity will make it feel more like 110 degrees.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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