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Tag Archive | "storm damage"

Quick Storm Brings 80 MPH Winds; Damaged Trees and Power Lines in Arlington Heights and Northwest Suburbs

VIDEO: Downed lines and downed trees bring “All Circuits Are Busy” message on calls to 9-1-1 after a severe thunderstorm hit Arlington Heights Friday about 2:45 p.m. Storms hit the northwest suburbs, west suburbs and northern suburbs — passing through northern Arlington Heights about 2:45 p.m. Friday. With a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect, a […]

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Non-Tornado Storm Damage Report For Chicago And Suburbs; Moving Jeep Cherokee Hit By Large Tree and More

Hoffman Estates firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:50 PM Sunday to a report of power lines down at Palatine Road and Thornbark Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL. Firefighters blocked much of the roadways in the area with power lines down on both sides of Palatine Road. Additional reports of power lines trouble and other property damage were reported […]

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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Crane Collapse at One57, at 70 Stories Up, Over West 57th Street

VIDEO of One57 or Carnegie57 crane collapse as it happened at 157 West 57th Street in Manhattan (jump to 0:12 for wind whistle and initial action of crane collapse). A construction crane is dangling off a luxury high-rise in Manhattan, prompting a large emergency response as a huge storm bears down on New York City. […]

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Tornadic Conditions: Witnessed by Pro Radar Observers and Citizens Who Saw Orange and Purple Storm Clouds in Schaumburg

Storm clouds while Tornado Warning in effect, and storm damage in Schaumburg and Mount Prospect (full screen view shows orange tints coming through clouds that were caught on video in Arlington Heights). The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for northwest Cook County about 2:18 p.m. Sunday effective until 3:00 p.m. as doppler radar […]

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Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning Start House Fire in Park Ridge, Sporadic Damage in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and More

Firefighters from Park Ridge go to work on an attic/roof fire after a lightning strike in Park Ridge on Saturday, August 4, 2012 (Photo from neighbor/See over 120 more photos on A large area of thunderstorms crossed northern Illinois, started a house fire in Park Ridge and caused scattered damage throughout the northwest suburbs […]

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Storm Rips Roof Off of Metro Industrial Tire & Supply on North Ave, Lombard

Roof ripped off of Metro Industrial Tire & Supply on North Avenue in Lombard. Storms hit Addison, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, South Elgin, Wheaton, Winfield and more about 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The storms destroyed many trees and ripped some roofs off of buildings with hurricane-force winds. The roof of Metro Industrial […]

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Severe Storms, High Winds Hit West Suburbs Hard

Branch on power line service drop in the 9090 block of North Prospect Manor, Mount Prospect (More photos on Storms moved through the Kendall County and Kane County about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the west suburbs and southern parts of the northwest suburbs about 12:00 Sunday, and downtown Chicago about 1:00 p.m. Winds of 80-90 […]

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Power Outage, Power Line Down Arlington Heights Rd and Burr Oak

Arlington Heights police and firefighters responded about 12:30 p.m. Thursday to a downed power line on the west side of Arlington Heights near Burr Oak Drive. Lane blockage status in the area. Power outage also reported in north Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove. Stoplights were also dark in the area, including Hintz Road and Arlington […]

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Almost 5,000 Still Without Power in Buffalo Grove; Elderly Man Walks to Police Station to Get Help for Wife Who Fell

As of Tuesday afternoon, almost 5,000 ComEd customers were without power in Buffalo Grove. Overnight, about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, an elderly man walked into the Buffalo Grove police headquarters and reported to an officer at the police desk that his wife had fallen in their home. He walked to the police station because he had […]

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Live Power Line Downed by Thunderstorm Ignites House, Shed and Utility Pole on Patton Ave

VIDEO: ComEd kills the power, and Arlington Heights firefighters extinguish a shed fire, after carefully stopping a fire at the house on the same lot that was energized by a down powerline. A downed power line caused a surge that fed excessive electricity into a ranch house in the 800 block of North Patton Avenue. […]

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Restoring Power After the Storm: MJJ Electric Crews Assist ComEd with Jets Overhead in Des Plaines

MJJ Electric crews from Michigan help ComEd at Maple Street and Fargo Avenue in Des Plaines, just northeast of O’Hare International Airport where a utility pole snapped during stormy weather and tornadoes Tuesday night. About 10,000 ComEd customers lost power in Mount Prospect. At the peak of power disruption after the storm, almost 450,000 customers […]

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Was There a Tornado in Mount Prospect? Cook County? Chicagoland? UPDATE Confirmed Tornado

A path of destruction in Mount Prospect was checked for evidence of tornado damage today. Investigators have determined the storm included an EF1 tornado. UPDATE: Investigators with the National Weather Service determined Wednesday that a tornado in Mount Prospect traveled a path about 200 yards wide over two miles long, snapping trees at their trunks, […]

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