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Several tornadoes touched down across Chicago on Wednesday night, wreaking havoc in the city.
Joining Vermont and New York with extreme weather conditions, Illinois and its residents braced themselves for strong winds. Authorities warned of the potential dangers, and across Chicago, eery warning sirens could be heard.
According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, a confirmed tornado was on the ground around 7pm local time on Wednesday.
“To repeat, a tornado is on the ground,” the Weather Service wrote in an advisory at 7:03 p.m. “TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.”
Current look at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Shelter in place for several tornadoes! Stay safe out there🤍 pic.twitter.com/Tb8cCEd1uY
— Hannah Follman (@HannahFollmanTV) July 13, 2023
Over 10,000 customers lost power in the region, according to poweroutage.us. A clean-up is now taking place across several counties to get power up, clear out fallen trees, and help those with damaged homes.
Thankfully the weather on Thursday will be far safer, with a very small chance of an isolated thunderstorm and no expectations of further tornadoes hitting Chicago.
At this time, no significant injuries have been reported as a result of the storms.