storm damage

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

Officials said a fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Lightning Strike Might Have Sparked Fire In Lombard

A fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a west suburban Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike during the heavy thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area, officials said.

07/01/2014

An apparent lightning strike damaged the roof of a home in Crystal Lake, sparking a fire that left the two-story house uninhabitable. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning Damage

Thunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.

06/30/2014

Home Repair

2 Investigators: How To Spot Home Repair Scams

Your home is damaged by a bad storm. After the storm contractors may show up at your door soliciting you to sign up with them to fix the damage. But watch out for some of the tricks of the trade homeowners have learned the hard way.

06/25/2014

A fallen tree in Kankakee County. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Cleaning Up After Heavy Storms

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

06/22/2014

Lightning struck the roof of an apartment building in Oak Forest, sparking a fire that sent flames shooting through the roof, causing heavy damage. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Bring Flooding, Damage From Hail And Lightning

It’s bound to be a busy morning at auto shops across the Chicago area, in the wake of powerful storms that brought large, damaging hail to the city and suburbs.

05/21/2014

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Students Return To Class As Feds Begin Official Tornado Damage Assessment

Federal officials will be meeting with state and local authorities in downstate Washington on Thursday to begin evaluating the damage caused to homes and businesses on Sunday, when tornadoes devastated the small town and other parts of central Illinois.

11/21/2013

Residents of Elgin Avenue sort through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rain Might Slow Cleanup In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

As survivors sift through the debris from at least 1,000 damaged and destroyed homes, they’re also finding bright spots and good reason to look to the future.

11/20/2013

A crane lifts off part of the storm-damaged steeple from Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Avondale neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Storm-Damaged Steeple Removed From Avondale Church

The 12-foot-tall stone cross at the steeple’s pinnacle was the first portion to come down from atop the 121-year-old Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church.

11/20/2013

A 40-foot maple tree toppled during a fast-moving, hard-hitting thunderstorm on June 24, 2013, damaging two homes in Berwyn. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

West Suburbs Cleaning Up Fallen Trees After Powerful Storm

Parts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.

06/25/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

3 Weeks Left For Spring Flood Victims To Apply For Federal Aid

In just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.

WBBM Newsradio–06/18/2013

Tornado Manteno

Woman Who Survived Tornado: ‘It’s Beyond Your Imagination’

Crews were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses Thursday morning, after powerful storms tore down branches, uprooted entire trees, and knocked down power lines all across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2013

Storm Damage At Addison Street And Panama Avenue

ComEd Customers Could Be Reimbursed For 2011 Storm Damage

ComEd said Thursday that it will file an appeal to the Illinois Commerce Commission to avoid having to reimburse customers for storm damage from two years ago.

06/07/2013

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

About 31,000 Without Power After Storms

Since Saturday’s storms knocked out power to homes and businesses throughout the area more than 200,000 ComEd customers have had power restored, but those in areas hardest hit by the storm may have to wait until Tuesday before their lights come back on.

08/05/2012

Storms on Sunday caused damage across the Chicago area. (CBS)

Strong Storms Rock Chicago Area Overnight

Powerful storms caused flooding, and lightning strikes caused damage across Chicago, including a house fire in Robbins.

05/07/2012

A resident picks through debris after a tornado touched down  in Harrisburg, Illinois. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Six People Dead In Powerful Tornado Downstate

Six downstate residents were killed, and more than 100 others were injured, in a powerful storm with an EF4 tornado slammed southern Illinois early Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Storm Damage

Chicago Area Storm Report

Here is the area storm report from the National Weather Service and reports from suburban officials.

CBS 2–07/11/2011

Video Of Storm Damage Across Chicago

Hurricane force winds created widespread damage and power outages across Chicago and the suburbs. Here is a collection of video that shows the impact of the storm.

06/22/2011

Chris Skedd

2 Investigators Expose Storm Damage Scams

After heavy wind and hail storms strike, storm chasers quickly move in with offers to fix what they say is damage to your home. Consumers have to be careful because that damage may not be storm-related.

11/17/2010