Mark, chairman and president, Ameren Illinois. One such structure was the Sheldon Peck Homestead, the oldest house in Lombard, built in 1839, according to Alison Costanzo, executive director of the Lombard Historical Society. “This storm, we haven’t seen anything like it in years. “Usually a storm hits a certain area hard, but we don’t normally see it come through and hit the entire area … from Wisconsin to southern Illinois,” Schoen said. Schoen said there was enough notice for the company to put its systems in place in advance, but this storm was different because it was a derecho, which is “an organized and long-lived system of storms producing a family of particularly damaging downbursts,” according to the weather service. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Ameren Illinois activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the severe storms. Reached Tuesday morning, Tuladhar said via text message that she has always been fascinated by clouds and lightning. The last time the Chicago Tribune wrote about a tornado in city limits was a landspout near Midway Airport in 2016 — four years and one day before Monday’s tornado. Meteorologist Matt Friedlein said the tornado likely was the most recent in the city in at least two years, potentially longer. The National Weather Service had put out among its highest threats of severe weather, which ended up displaying its forecasting ability when a tornado hit on the Far North Side in Rogers Park, said Brian Leatherwood, a meteorologist. In a matter of a couple seconds debris started flying. @VORTEXJeff check out this tornado in Butler, IL just now!!!!!! Elmhurst lost power to its City Hall and police station, but backup generators kept the buildings in operation, according to Kassondra Schref, the city’s communications manager. A Twitter video of a tornado in Litchfield, Illinois, was posted by @217problems. “It’s just incredibly mind-boggling, just the amount of damage that the storm did in a short amount of time,” she said. “It’s pretty significant, it’s not straight line, you can see rotation, you can see debris.”. All Rights Reserved. Our interactive map allows you to see the local & national weather We look to be staying dry until Thursday when the…, 25 NEWS – WEEK In all, Illinois currently has 31,108 without power, according to the map. “That’s the only one that’s confirmed,” Leatherwood said. And although the company already had called in 1,500 workers from out of state to help, there are customers who won’t have power restored until Saturday afternoon, he said. A […] None of the severe storms are expected to reach the Chicago area, but showers and storms will move in Saturday night. ), Visit the Chicago Tribune at www.chicagotribune.com. More than 340,000 customers areawide were without power Tuesday afternoon, said John Schoen, a spokesman for the utility. Viewers from across central Illinois have submitted their photos of the storm and its aftermath that can be seen below. Enjoy a drink and some food. Judy Wood Edstrom’s van was hit by part of a tree that split nearly in half in North Park following a lightning strike. The Lombard Veterinary Hospital was also damaged in the storm and is closed until further notice, according to a Facebook post. Throughout the Chicago area, roads were blocked by downed trees and power lines. Tornadoes were reported in Taylorville in central Illinois on Saturday. Edstrom explained that while she was surveying the damage on her parked van, she noticed a small white car near West Catalpa and North Spaulding avenues, also trapped under the huge branches. or firstname.lastname@example.org, All content © 2000 - 2020, WEEK Television, Inc. All rights reserved. The derecho that blasted a swath of the Midwest spurred more than 600 such severe weather reports from Omaha, Nebraska, to northwest Indiana, knocking down trees and power lines. CHICAGO — About 80,000 ComEd customers in Chicago remained without power Tuesday as the city neared 24 hours since the powerful storms, which spawned the first time a tornado touched down in city limits in two years. As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Ameren Illinois outage map reported 5,904 without power in Peoria County; 2,562 in Tazewell County; 1,118 in Fulton County; 2,922 in Knox County; and 416 in Woodford County. … I haven’t seen anything like that before in my life,” she said. The tower was being removed last night. News Tips: 309-698-3737 Yesterday's Hail Reports - High winds were reported in IN on 10/21/2020. Copyright © 2020 WLS-TV. There was a tornado in Rogers Park, whose ever heard of that?”. |, Salt Lake Tribune to stop printing daily after 149 years, Barrett ads tied to interest groups funded by unnamed donors. "We will work diligently to get customers restored as safely and efficiently as possible.". Good morning! Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Twelve counties were hit by the storms today and last night," Governor Bruce Rauner said. It swept east across Illinois and into Indiana, with winds of 40 to 70 mph, with some gusts as high as 92 mph, the weather service reported, but the Chicago area mostly dodged the direst consequences as no deaths were reported, forecasters said. About a third of ComEd customers in La Grange had no power Monday night, but Palmer Place Restaurant in the village’s downtown did. Power outages remained an issue there, as well. The restaurant posted on Facebook: “If your power is out, come to Palmer’s and bring your phone chargers. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Ameren Illinois activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the severe storms. “Right now we expect to have the vast majority of customers up by Friday. The home, which was restored to its 1839 configuration by the historical society, sustained roof damage, and has a tree against the east side of the building, Costanzo said. The chance for rain/snow will decrease early tonight, but clouds will linger through the night. “They’re both important landmarks here in Lombard,” she said. @VORTEXJeff check out this tornado in Butler, IL just now!!!!!! There had been 635,000 customers out at one time at the height of the outages, he said. Strong thunderstorms produced widespread damage across the Quad City Region Tuesday night. 2907 Springfield Road East Peoria, IL 61611 More than 40,000 had power restored by Tuesday morning. Police and firefighters responded and cut the branches away and the occupants emerged seemingly unscathed, she said. It will be in areas “with really significant damage” where “a limited number of people, the absolute minority,” will be without power until Saturday, he said. (WEEK) -- A storm traveling through the Midwest on Monday left thousands without power and trees knocked down across central Illinois. Firefighters also responded to numerous fires started by energized power lines, the Fire Department said in a tweet. Strong winds and hail accompanied some much-needed rain in a series of severe storms that swept through Central Illinois on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/kvKBSTyXoL. The tornado was embedded in a storm with already strong winds and it quickly moved out over Lake Michigan, where the funnel became a waterspout, Leatherwood said.
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