Illinois Storm Update: Tornado and Thunderstorm warnings issued

By on Oct 27, 2010 in Current Events, United States, World Comments

According to international news, the National Weather Services (NWS) said that the Illinois storm is now packing up winds of up to 50 mph (80 km/h). The large storm, considered by forecasters as the strongest typhoon to hit Illinois in 70 years, is pouring in heavy rain and blowing very strong winds.

Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were already issued from the Arkansas to Chicago.

Due to strong winds, Illinois officials have cancelled flights at Chicago‘s O’Hare International Airport.

Blackouts were experienced and about 5, 600 Illinois residents lost power. ComEd is now trying to restore back energy supply to all affected areas.

Areas currently affected by the storm includes North and South Dakota to the eastern Great Lakes, along the Canadian border.

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