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Tornado Watch for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan
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  • Authorities Issue Tornado watch Warning for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.
  • They remain vigilant against the possibility that this phenomenon may surprise some cities before 8 at night.
  • They also issued flash flood warnings.

Authorities issue tornado warnings for several counties in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. They remain vigilant against the possibility that this phenomenon will surprise some cities before 8 at night.

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For example in Chicago, in northeastern Illinois, they have held the tornado watch for the city since Saturday before noon when the warning sirens sounded, ABC7 reported.

Tornado Watch for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan

Tornado Watch for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan
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Cheryl Scott, a meteorologist for ABC7, said there was no indication that a tornado was going to land in the area. However, any storm that occurs this Saturday could generate the imminent formation of a tornado.

Precisely, the severe storms were the ones that ignited the warnings in the Chicago area, because it increases the chances that tornadoes could occur this afternoon. Although it is likely not to occur, it is important to keep a close eye on the risks of heavy rains, high winds and hail.

Alert zones

Tornado Watch for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan
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This Saturday, the weather in the area generated several warnings from the authorities, such as that of flash flood that aired for Cook, DuPage and Will counties, at least until 6:15 p.m.

While they maintain a valid tornado watch, at least until 7 p.m., for Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, and Will counties in the state of Illinois and for Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter counties in the state from Indiana.

Tornado until 8 at night

Tornado Watch for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan
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Although for some the danger ends earlier, the tornado watch extends until 8 p.m. for the state of Michigan, meteorologist Christina Anthony reported through Facebook account.

TORNADO WATCH until 8 PM. This means that conditions are favorable for tornadic activity – all the ingredients are there. Have your severe weather plan in place! Remember: low-level interior room away from windows, ”wrote the expert.

Flash flood

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Despite the tornado watch ending tonight, flash flood warnings will continue for most of the Chicago area through Sunday morning. Heavy rains have been falling on the city since Friday.

Delila Garcia, a spokeswoman for the Illinois State Police, said on Friday the roads are slippery, adding: “Be careful not to stop suddenly as this can cause hydroplaning and loss of control.”

More rain on the way

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The US National Weather Service issued the flood watch after heavy rains for several days and because another round of storms is expected Sunday morning.

The inclement weather warning, which has already caused a number of traffic accidents, is spreading across various parts of Illinois and northwestern Indiana. Authorities are also on alert in Michigan.

Michigan also under inclement weather

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Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan, indicated through her Facebook account who were still attentive to the weather in the state. “I am closely monitoring flood events throughout the state. This morning, I met with our state’s emergency response coordinators for a comprehensive briefing, ”he wrote.

“I activated the Michigan State Emergency Operations Center to help us bring resources directly to local communities and affected areas. Thank you to everyone who works tirelessly to help your neighbors. We are all in this together, ”added the governor.

Powerful tornado leaves injured, damaged houses in Chicago

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Downed trees, power outages, destroyed homes! Just six days ago, a powerful tornado left at least five injured and about 100 houses damaged as it passed through some populated communities in the Chicago suburbs.

A tornado made landfall on Sunday after 11 p.m., which left at least five people injured, who ended up hospitalized in Naperville. Among them, a woman who was in critical condition, authorities said.

Powerful tornado leaves injured, damaged houses in Chicago

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Linda LaCloche, a spokeswoman for the city, indicated that in addition to the injured people, some 16 houses were left “uninhabitable” and dozens more suffered some kind of damage. There were also at least 450 power outages in the area, he reported. The Associated Press.

This Monday, until early in the morning, the authorities had already received more than 120 reports of damage to homes, but they expected that as the hours passed, the reports would continue to arrive as residents inspected the damage.

It could be worst

Powerful tornado leaves injured, damaged houses in Chicago
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147,500 people live in the tornado-hit town about 25 miles west of Chicago. “We are lucky that it was not worse,” acknowledged LaCloche. “We have a lot of utility poles and power lines down and trees damaged.”

The spokeswoman added that there were reports of several large trees that ended up falling on homes or vehicles. He also added that some citizens in Naperville reported gas leaks, so city crews went door-to-door shutting down supply lines.

Naperville and Woodridge

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The tornado not only passed through Naperville, it also wreaked havoc in the nearby community of Woodridge. In this town, the tornado damaged at least 100 structures, according to the fire chief, who added that three people were taken to hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

“It was an evening event, a lot of people were sleeping, they weren’t aware of what was going on,” said Brian Cunningham, Woodridge Police Chief. “The early warning made people take shelter. And the fact that there are only three people injured and the amount of devastation in the community is just staggering. ” Tornado Watch for Multiple Counties in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.

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