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Disaster Report

Mass Casualty Response at Indiana State Fairgrounds, 4 Killed and 40 Injured As Storms, High Winds Collapse Stage

High Definition (HD) video from Suglarland fan showing August 13, 2011, Sugarland Concert stage collapse at Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, IN, USA. At least four people were reported killed and 43 injured when a […]

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Weather

Severe Weather Could Develop Overnight, But Earlier Threat from Wisconsin Has Dissipated

Thunderstorms could develop overnight along a cold front that is in south-central Wisconsin. A moderate thunderstorm was passing Whitewater, Wisconsin and heading toward Lake Geneva, Wisconsin about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The thunderstorm weakened considerably as […]

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Weather

Record 868,000 Homes & Businesses with Power Outages Due to Severe Thunderstorm, High Winds in Chicagoland

Scenes from the aftermath of a Derecho thunderstorm that hit Arlington Heights with sustained 60 mph plus winds, and damaged mostly west and north neighborhoods of Arlington Heights. A record 868,000 ComEd home and business […]

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FIRE BLOG

Rare Thunderstorm Cells Path South Along Lake Michigan Shore Hits North Suburbs Hard, Shuts Events at Mt Prospect Melas Park

A rare progression of thunderstorm cells that developed over Lake Michigan elicited a National Weather Service Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cook County Thursday after 8 pm. Thunderstorms cells, some with golf ball size hail and […]