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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Social media, tech minimize tornado deaths: 'My phone saved my butt'

    Social media, tech minimize tornado deaths: 'My phone saved my butt'
    When the dark clouds and vicious winds gathered over north-central Illinois on Monday, many area residents didn't peer out their windows or check with neighbors. Instead, they headed straight to social media. "Saw your site before anyone else's and...
  • Weather Service: multiple microbursts hit Connecticut

    The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms that knocked out power to about 50,000 homes and businesses in Connecticut on Tuesday produced multiple microbursts with wind gusts of up to 95 mph. The Weather Service announced Wednesday that radar...
  • Small twister touched down in Massachusetts town

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado struck Massachusetts. Meteorologists say the twister touched down briefly Tuesday in the town of Wrentham near the Rhode Island border as severe storms swept across the state. The tornado...
  • Coal City continues recovery, cleanup after tornadoes

    The mayor of Coal City says recovery efforts continue with eight public crews two days after tornadoes struck northern Illinois earlier this week. Mayor Terry Halliday gave a news conference Wednesday morning, updating information on registering...
  • More severe storms, heavy rainfall on the way

    More severe storms, heavy rainfall on the way
    Communities to the far west and far south of the Chicago area are just beginning to clean up and dry out from Monday night's onslaught of severe weather and flooding rains, but another storm system threatens to wallop the area Wednesday night and...
  • Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest states clean up

    Severe weather that pounded the Midwest and spawned tornadoes shifted Tuesday to the East Coast, where tornado warnings were issued in several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service. The National Weather Service issued a tornado...
  • The Latest: Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in Illinois

    The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Preliminary surveys by the National Weather Service have confirmed at least nine tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois late Monday. A weather...
  • Ask Tom: Has there ever been a tornado in Chicago proper?

    Dear Tom, Has there ever been a tornado in Chicago proper? — Scott Shilkuski, Spring Valley Dear Scott, While Chicago has never experienced a large, devastating tornado like the ones that hit Joplin, Mo., or Oklahoma City, at least a dozen...
  • Coal City says tornado tore through, causing heavy damage but minor injuries

    Coal City says tornado tore through, causing heavy damage but minor injuries
    Coal City officials said Tuesday morning that they believe a tornado tore through the town overnight, hitting the high school as it came from the west, tearing up dozens of homes and then heavily damaging a fire station as it left. Several people were...
  • The Latest on weather: 2nd death reported in Oklahoma floods

    9:45 p.m. CDT Authorities in central Oklahoma have recovered the body of an 80-year-old woman from a car partially submerged in floodwaters. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer told the Shawnee News-Star (http://bit.ly/1LmtuhK ) rescue...
  • Coal City: With the help of friends -- and a copter -- Bumper the dog is found

    Coal City: With the help of friends -- and a copter -- Bumper the dog is found
    As Andy Vota drove back to his Coal City home Monday night his heart was in his throat. He already knew that his house was gone – now he was laser focused on the welfare of his 3-year-old 150-pound English mastiff, Bumper. "He's like my child,"...