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Tornado touches Chicago near O’Hare Airport amid severe weather warnings – News Line

The National Weather Service advised people in the Chicago area to take shelter Wednesday night after a tornado was confirmed to make landfall near O’Hare International Airport and move east of the city.

After the tornado touches Chicago,” the weather service wrote in an advisory. “Take cover now! Move to the basement or inner rooms on the lower floor of a strong building.

The weather service said there was a danger to people outside from flying debris and warned that mobile homes could be destroyed. Officials said there was some house damage report, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.

A video of a crowd of passengers sheltering at O’Hare International Airport went viral on Twitter. A suburb near Midway, southwest of Chicago, uprooted trees and ripped off a home in rural areas, the first tornado warning for the area.
The National Weather Service said on Twitter that Cook County, Ill. The latest tornado warning for Chicago, including Chicago, Cicero, and Evanston, ended at 7:45 p.m.
And as of 8:21 p.m., a tornado watch had been lifted in Cook County but remained in effect for some surrounding counties and parts of Indiana until 10 p.m.

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