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CBS 2 Extreme Weather Special: Safety And Preparation Tips

Need some advice on preparing for a severe storm, or what to do when severe weather hits? CBS 2 Weather Watch has you covered.

05/02/2015

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CBS 2 Weather Watch Prepping For The Storm

Join CBS 2 on Thursday, April 30 for America’s PrepareAthon, a national campaign to increase our community’s storm readiness and resilience.

04/28/2015

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Ham Radio Operators Serve As ‘Eyes On The Ground’ When Severe Weather Hits

Tom Ciciora has been involved in amateur radio, or ham radio, for more than 40 years. He said, when thunderstorm or tornado warnings are issued by the National Weather Service, amateur radio enthusiasts will head toward areas where it might be worst, using smartphone app radar as a guide.

04/13/2015

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Residents Return To Fairdale Two Days After Tornado Ripped Through Town

Residents of the town of Fairdale were escorted back to their homes Saturday, two days after an EF-4 tornado ripped through the town, killing two people.

04/11/2015

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Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster Areas

After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.

04/10/2015

Animals at Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere trying to get back into their routine after Thursday's storm. (Credit: Samira Kanacevic)

Belvidere Zoo Ravaged By Tornado, Two Animals Killed

A zoo in Belvidere, Illinois, took a direct hit from one of the two tornadoes that touched down in north central Illinois on Thursday.

04/10/2015

A Salvation Army truck assisting in relief efforts in north central Illinois, after at least two tornadoes touched down on Thursday. (Credit: Salvation Army/Twitter)

Disaster Relief Groups Offer Helping Hand To Tornado Victims

The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have set up shelters for victims, served hot meals to first responders, and provided other relief supplies as residents dig out, and begin the slow recovery process.

04/10/2015

A firefighter hangs an American flag from a tree in Fairdale, Illinois, a day after a tornado virtually destroyed the tiny hamlet of 200 people. At least one person died, and at least 11 others were injured. (Credit: CBS)

Photos And Video Of Thursday’s Tornadoes Near Rockford

At least one person was killed in Fairdale, Illinois, on Thursday, when a massive “wedge” tornado ripped through the tiny hamlet of 200 people. A second tornado also hit nearby Rochelle. No fatalities were reported there, but at 12 people were trapped in the basement of a restaurant when it was leveled.

04/10/2015

Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble Resume

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.

04/09/2015

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Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Possible On Thursday

Severe storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.

04/09/2015

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With Storms Coming, Water Reclamation District Asks Residents To Minimize Water Use

Severe storms are in the forecast in the next 24 hours, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is asking people to prepare by using less.

04/08/2015

Powerful storms damaged an outdoor garden center at the Walmart Supercenter in Morris, Ill. (Credit; CBS)

National Weather Service Confirms Two Brief Tornadoes Hit Monday Evening

The NWS confirms two brief EF-1 tornadoes occurred Monday evening, with one near the town of Earlville and the second in Plainfield.

07/01/2014

Interstate 190 near O'Hare flooded at the Mannheim Road bridge after Monday night's storms, causing a huge traffic backup into the airport. Some travelers tried getting out of their cars to walk to the airport, but were turned around by police. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Flood Streets, Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power

The I-190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport reopened Tuesday morning, after it was shut down for several hours at Mannheim Road when the viaduct flooded due to Monday night’s storms.

07/01/2014

The Eisenhower Expressway flooded in Broadview on Tuesday, prompting police to shut down lanes in both directions for several hours. (Credit: CBS)

Eisenhower Reopened After Storm Caused Flooding In Broadview

Road crews will be out on the Eisenhower Expressway on Wednesday to investigate what caused the roadway to flood so badly in west suburban Broadview, forcing authorities to close part of the interstate for more than seven hours.

06/25/2014

Thunderstorms move into Schaumburg late Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Chicago Area

Thunderstorms began moving through north and northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, bringing wind gusts of up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and occasional heavy downpours.

06/18/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Damaging Storms That Slammed Southern Wisconsin

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran reports a tornado watch had been issued for several counties in northern Illinois early Tuesday, but it was later cancelled several hours earlier than scheduled as the system fell apart in Illinois, and the heaviest storms moved into Wisconsin.

06/17/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Worst Of Midwest Storms

Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.

06/04/2014

High winds from a fast-moving storm on Monday blew two docks at DuSable Harbor off-kilter. (Credit: Carlos Beccaria)

High Winds Blow Docks Off-Kilter At DuSable Harbor

Officials at DuSable Harbor were trying to figure out how to get two docks of boats back where they should be after high winds from a brief storm on Monday knocked two docks out of position.

06/02/2014

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Thunderstorms And Hail Prompt Flash Flood Warning

Quarter-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible from a line of thunderstorms expected to move across northern Illinois Tuesday evening.

05/20/2014

In this satellite image, severe storms in Kansas begin to rotate. (Credit: National Weather Service)

Twister View From Space: Tornadic Storm Over Kansas, Nebraska

Video images of powerful tornadoes ripping across the plains are stunning and frightening.

05/14/2014

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