CHICAGO (AP) – A tornado made landfall near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said after warnings of severe weather for the city.
The Chicago National Weather Service confirmed a tornado formed on the ground around 7 p.m.
Kevin Bergness, director of public affairs for O’Hare, said there were no reports of damage.
“This tornado has touched the ground intermittently so far and is moving east. Stated.
Hundreds of images were shown in the video from the TV station. People fleeing O’Hare concourse. About 166 flights have been canceled and nearly 500 delayed, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.
The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings for parts of the city on Wednesday night. Tornado sirens blared at least twice across Chicago, warning people to evacuate.
Lynn Becker, a longtime Chicago resident, posted: video He posted on Twitter as sirens blared over the city’s iconic skyline.
“I live in a 60-story apartment, so my options are somewhat limited,” he said. “I think you have to enter the center of the building.”
Becker said the news of the storm made headlines in the local media.
“When you’re looking at a TV screen and it’s all red, there’s a kind of panic … but I hope the damage is minimal,” he said.
The Bureau of Meteorology, citing an unidentified emergency manager, said a roof had been blown off in the community of Huntly in McHenry County, while a trained weather watcher said trees were uprooted in Cook County, where Chicago is located. and the roof was blown off.
Earlier Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Storm Prediction Center announced an increased risk of severe weather, including tornadoes, in northern Illinois, including Chicago.
The Bureau of Meteorology said there were many tornadoes in the Chicago metropolitan area, and several tornadoes within the Chicago metropolitan area. Between 1855 and 2008, the Bureau of Meteorology recorded 92 severe tornadoes in the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadliest occurred on April 21, 1967 in Paros Hills, Cook County. The Twister traveled 16 miles (26 km) south of Oak Lawn and Chicago, killing 33, injuring 500, and causing more than $50 million in damage. to the weather station.
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