Storm Damage

Confirmed: Tornadoes Hit Downers Grove, Mount Prospect

If you think a tornado passed through your backyard during the wild storms on Tuesday evening, you might be right.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Johnson Family

Many Still Without Power After Storms

Conditions are cool and fairly calm now, but many Chicago area residents remain without power Thursday morning and crews are still cleaning up from two tornadoes that hit the suburbs.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

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Experts Warn Of Potential For Severe Storms This Summer

Emergency preparedness officials warn that the severe storms that have blanketed much of the nation this spring could just as easily hit here. They stress taking steps in advance to be ready.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2011

Tornado Damage

When, Where Are Tornadoes Most Likely Around Chicago?

Tornadoes can hit at any time of year, but here in the Midwest, they’re more likely in April, May and June and more likely in certain areas near Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

Tornadoes Rip Through Alabama

Chicago Red Cross Nurse Headed To Tornado-Ravaged Alabama

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago wasted no time putting nurse Mary Witherspoon to work when she volunteered to work with them at disaster scenes in January.

WBBM Newsradio–04/29/2011


Downstate Illinois Cleans Up After Tornadoes Rip Through

Snow, rain, hail and umbrella-flipping winds have plagued Chicago in recent days, but all that was tame compared to the weather downstate.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Violent Storms Kill 24 In North Carolina

Local Red Cross Sending Aid To Storm-Ravaged South

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has sent equipment and a disaster-relief worker to North Carolina, which has been hard hit by deadly tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

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Weekend Heat To Bring On Potential For Tornadoes

A warm yet cloudy Saturday will make way for a dramatic Sunday, as a mixture of warm temperatures and heavy wind gusts could produce tornadoes in the Chicago area.