Stormy Weather Storms into Chicagoland

Cleanup is underway after severe hit the Chicago area.  The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down last night in the region, including one near O’Hare Airport.  That briefly grounded all flights at O’Hare and Midway airports.  Storm damage was confirmed in the western suburbs, including Countryside, Elgin and Lily Lake.  There was damage to cars and buildings and downed fences and trees, but there is no word of any injuries.

The Chicago area is feeling the effects of multiple tornadoes that touched down Wednesday night.  Forecasters urged residents to seek shelter after a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado was spotted in Cook County.  Damage has been reported throughout the region.  Hundreds of flights were canceled and ground stops were ordered at both O’Hare International and Chicago Midway International Airport.  Power was also knocked out for thousands of customers.