Storm Aftermath: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Over at 6:00 PM; Storms Bring Downed Lines, Flooding, Stranded Motorists

Severe Thunderstorms developed late this afternoon — bringing local flooding and some downed power lines. Firefighters have rescued several people from vehicles stranded in water late Saturday afternoon in several suburbs …

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In Arlington Heights, storms brought down a power line in the 1000 block of West Miner Street.

Also in Arlington Heights, residents reported a tree down across the road after it was struck by lightning.

Flooding was reported at 324 Bonnie in Elk Grove Village — where the road was reported impassable due to flooding. Flooding was also reported at Elk Grove Boulevard and Ridge.

Flooding at Weathersfield Way and Braintree in Schaumburg.

Flooding on Beverly Lane near Bartlett Road in Streamwood. Person bit by a raccoon while attempting to free the animal that was blocking drainage in a sewer.

Flooding was also reported at East Avenue and King Drive in Streamwood.

Flooded basements were reported in Wheeling and Winnetka.

A tree fell on a house at 419 Woodland Avenue in Wauconda. The north and east side of Wauconda received the worst damage with several homes hit by trees and branches.

A backyard Gazebo was overturned in Volo, which caused a ruptured gas line.

Vehicles report stuck in water Parkside Circle East of Cypress, and at Manchester and Wise Road in Schaumburg. People were also stranded in their car at Tower Road and Vernon Avenue in Winnetka.

People were reported stranded in their car, which was floating in water on Southbound Green Bay Road and Waveland Road in Lake Forest.

In Highland Park, firefighters responded to an automatic alarm and a small fire after a lightning strike — a lightning strike was reported at the Bella Via Ristorante at 1899 2nd Street in Highland Park.

A brief tornado warning was issued for part of Lake County and McHenry County about 5:00 p.m.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
347 AM CDT SUN JUN 22 2014 /447 AM EDT SUN JUN 22 2014/

...FIVE DAY RAINFALL TOTALS FROM JUNE 17-21 2014...

LOCATION                         AMOUNT
-----------------------------------------
AURORA AIRPORT                   3.93 IN.
CHICAGO DUPAGE AIRPORT           3.11 IN.
CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL AIRPORT      1.95 IN.
CHICAGO O`HARE INTL AIRPORT      2.26 IN.
CHICAGO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT        1.49 IN.
ROCKFORD                         3.81 IN.
ROMEOVILLE                       3.04 IN.
VALPARAISO                       3.10 IN.
WAUKEGAN                         2.13 IN.

THE 3.81 INCHES OBSERVED AT ROCKFORD IS THE MOST IN A FIVE DAY
SPAN SINCE BASICALLY ONE YEAR AGO...WHEN 4.81 INCHES WERE
OBSERVED BETWEEN JUNE 22-26 2013.

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
507 PM CDT SAT JUN 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
DUPAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
EAST CENTRAL KANE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
SOUTHEASTERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 505 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NORTHBROOK TO SCHAUMBURG TO BARTLETT…AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOUNT PROSPECT…GLENCOE…DUPAGE AIRPORT…ROSELLE…GLENVIEW…
DES PLAINES…WINNETKA…WEST CHICAGO…WILMETTE…MORTON GROVE…
PARK RIDGE…OHARE AIRPORT…CAROL STREAM…ROSEMONT…SKOKIE…
ADDISON…EVANSTON…FRANKLIN PARK…HARWOOD HEIGHTS AND WHEATON.

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CHICAGO.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED…
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY…BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY…BROOKFIELD
ZOO…COLLEGE OF DUPAGE…DUPAGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS…ELGIN COMMUNITY
COLLEGE…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

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