Tornado Warning for Southeastern Cook County As Soldier Field Is Evacuated

TORNADO WARNING

[Soldier Field open seats have been evacuated as a precaution and the game has been delayed, however the path of the cell that activated the tornado warning is likely south of Chicago.]

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1246 PM CST SUN NOV 17 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
EAST CENTRAL WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA…

* UNTIL 130 PM CST

* AT 1240 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR MANHATTAN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60
MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO
ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS
WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. TREE DAMAGE IS
LIKELY.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
FRANKFORT AND MONEE AROUND 1250 PM CST.
OLYMPIA FIELDS AND RICHTON PARK AROUND 1255 PM CST.
GLENWOOD AND FLOSSMOOR AROUND 100 PM CST.
CALUMET CITY AND LANSING AROUND 105 PM CST.
HAMMOND AND EAST CHICAGO AROUND 110 PM CST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.