Chicago weather today: High winds down trees, damage roofs, cause power outages – What We Know!

CHICAGO (WLS) — A excessive wind warning was in place for a lot of the Chicago space Thursday after a big storm system introduced two rounds of heavy rain and gusty winds.

In Buena Park, the wind knocked over a big tree inside a personal yard close to Hutchinson and Clarendon, which landed on high of a Mustang parked on the road.

The proprietor solely came upon his automobile had been broken when a buddy despatched him an image of it, which had been posted to a Fb group.

“I normally park on this space since I reside round right here. I’ve by no means had any issues, no automobile break-ins, nothing,” mentioned Evan Dodson, proprietor. “And naturally it will be my automobile out of all the opposite vehicles on the road to get squished. Not that I need it to occur to anyone.”

Farther north in Evanston, one other tree caved to the power of the winds and fell on a storage. Throughout the town had been small casualties; a toppled mild pole leaving a tangled mess of wires close to Belmont and Cicero, a cover partially collapsed onto a rooftop.

Chicago fireplace officers additionally reported excessive winds inflicting broken to energy traces and a few buildings. The wind blew roofing off a constructing within the 9100-block of South Western Avenue, which landed within the car parking zone subsequent door.

The identical crane choreography performed out all around the Chicago space Thursday, with tow vehicles, firefighters and tree removing crews transferring round en masse, one step behind the wind’s newest casualty.

ComEd mentioned as of 9:20 p.m., about 1,000 had been nonetheless with out energy. On the top of the excessive winds, 36,000 clients had been with out energy.

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