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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Tornado touched down in chicago!

On the 5700 block of Eddy St.

Touched down 3 blocks east of my moms house and went to the end off the block. Just talked to her this morning, I told her to try and get pictures before clean up is done. She couldn't get home last night because of all the downed trees. There's a HUGE 200' oak tree across the street that was uprooted and thrown across a bunch of parked cars. Roof shingles are floating in our pool, gutters lying in the street. The chimney of the guy that lives on the corner was ripped off and lodged in the neighbors house.

UPDATE:

Holy shit! She just talked to a neighbor that was home. Tornado touched down by austin st. and went all the way down eddy to linder. (about a mile)

House across the street had all the windows blown out of it, the city is there now removing 2 smashed up cars
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Holy shit... Fox Weather had info that there was a possibility for a touch down yesterday in Chicago in L.Park area.... just hope nobody was seriously hurt.

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Holy shit... Fox Weather had info that there was a possibility for a touch down yesterday in Chicago in L.Park area.... just hope nobody was seriously hurt.
Hope all the L.Park bars are ok too.
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On the 5700 block of Eddy St.

Touched down 3 blocks east of my moms house and went to the end off the block. Just talked to her this morning, I told her to try and get pictures before clean up is done. She couldn't get home last night because of all the downed trees. There's a HUGE 200' oak tree across the street that was uprooted and thrown across a bunch of parked cars. Roof shingles are floating in our pool, gutters lying in the street. The chimney of the guy that lives on the corner was ripped off and lodged in the neighbors house.

UPDATE:

Holy shit! She just talked to a neighbor that was home. Tornado touched down by austin st. and went all the way down eddy to linder. (about a mile)

House across the street had all the windows blown out of it, the city is there now removing 2 smashed up cars

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edit: thought he was talking about today.

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Looks like one yesterday:

Tornado Moving Through Chicago Suburbs, Weather Service Says

By Margot Habiby

Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- A tornado was spotted in the far western suburbs of Chicago, near the intersection of Interstate 88 and Kirk Road, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

People in the suburbs of Schaumburg, Medinah, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Rolling Meadows and Elk Grove are in the path of the storm and should immediately take cover, according to a tornado warning issued by the weather service's forecast office in Romeoville, Illinois.

Local law enforcement reported seeing a funnel cloud, and emergency-management officials in Dupage County reported that it had a ``strong rotation,'' the weather service said. The storm was moving northeast at about 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour.

To contact the reporter on this story: Margot Habiby in Dallas at [email protected] .

Last Updated: September 22, 2006 18:03 EDT
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Yesterday was something else, alright. I'm anxious to see how many actual tornadoes touched down. I've heard reports of at least 3. So far the NWS hasn't posted any reports from the Chicago area but have posted reports about many other tornadoes from yesterday.

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Yea I think he was talking about this happening yesterday

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Yea I think he was talking abou this happening yesterday

Oops. My mistake then. His post was today and he didn't mention yesterday.... I'm having a helluva day.

Sorry if I misunderstood ya, Nick.

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I don't want to sound like an ass, but I don't think so.

I VERY HIGHLY doubt a tornado touched down in Chicago, or anywhere in the area today. There have been no tornado watches or warnings issued for the area. And believe me, if something like a tornado was going to form there would have been something issues... especially for Cook County.

I've been at work all day watching the weather. No cells have moved through the area that are anywhere close to the intensity of yesterday's cells.

The damage was likely caused by wind gusts from downdrafts from the storms, but not by a tornado.

This was yesterday. A friend that works in emergency management said there were 4 touchdowns in the chicago area. My mother spoke with a neighbor who watched it travel right down the middle of the street

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Oops. My mistake then. His post was today and he didn't mention yesterday.... I'm having a helluva day.

Sorry if I misunderstood ya, Nick.
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i was always under the impression that a tornado won't touch down directly in the City because of all the buildings and concrete (which holds in heat).

now that i think about it, i heard this on Tom Skilling's tornado specials called "it sounded like a freight train" about 10 years ago.

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This was yesterday. A friend that works in emergency management said there were 4 touchdowns in the chicago area. My mother spoke with a neighbor who watched it travel right down the middle of the street

Damn, 4? I hope someone got some pictures of these things. I hope no one was hurt by them. CNN is reporting 6 deaths in the Midwest from the storms.

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i was always under the impression that a tornado won't touch down directly in the City because of all the buildings and concrete (which holds in heat).

now that i think about it, i heard this on Tom Skilling's tornado specials called "it sounded like a freight train" about 10 years ago.
Tornado's can touch down anywhere. I was watching The Weather Channel one day and they were talking about the one that ripped thru dowtown Dallas years ago. Total destruction! That is a myth that Tornado's will go around or miss a city - just like missing large bodies of water too is a myth.
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Tornado's can touch down anywhere. I was watching The Weather Channel one day and they were talking about the one that ripped thru dowtown Dallas years ago. Total destruction! That is a myth that Tornado's will go around or miss a city - just like missing large bodies of water too is a myth.
yup yup and Chicago is past due for a big attack...just watched (probably that same show) on Discovery channel (Nick made me )
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I saw the aftermath of a downtown tornado in Fort Worth. EVERY window in a 30 story building was blown out. Had to just demolish and start over.

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