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Chicago Area Cleaning Up After Heavy Storms

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(CBS) – Many in the Chicago area are beginning to clean up following Saturday night’s raging storms.

The storms prompted several severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the Chicago area and even a tornado warning for Lake and McHenry counties.

In New Lenox crews work on flooded streets after strong storms brought lots of rain with them Saturday night.

In the town of Clifton, about 75 miles south of Chicago falling tree limbs crushed buildings and vehicles while high winds tossed around even larger debris.

Trees and branches littered the streets in Kankakee County as crews and those living there got to work Saturday clearing away the debris.

The storm blew in quickly and as one homeowner describes it, it’s the worst he’s seen in decades.

I’ve not seen this much rain in the area for the forty some years I have lived here,” said homeowner Larry Wolles.

There are no reports of serious damage in the Kankakee County area.

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