Des Moines, Iowa (WiredPRNews.com Weather News) — Downtown Chicago was in panic on Monday night when tornado warnings followed a powerful storm. The fans had a mass departure from Wrigley Field in Chicago after the National Weather Service had established that conditions were favorable for a cyclone, although no tornado had touched down yet. Storm spotters reported winds of high-rotation in Kane county as well as in De Kalb in northeast Illinois, where pervasive power line and tree damage was reported.
O’Hare International Airport vacated passengers into the complex building’s lower levels. All flights temporarily came to a halt while commuters who had boarded planes were taken out as the hurricane struck and then led to the subordinate levels as the only preventative measure.
George Wickens, 50, a passenger from London trying hard to fly to Florida along with his parent, said that the entire terminal had been very crowded He added that he did not see any possibility of anyone getting out of Chicago at that time.
However, the squalls did not create much damage at the Midway or O’Hare Airport as reported by Gregg Cunningham, spokesman of the Department of Aviation, but around 350 flights had to be canceled. Officials at the Fire Department in Chicago said that there had not been any immediate injuries reported.
Joe Trost, spokesperson at ComEd, said that approximately 200,000 people and more in the northern region of Illinois were with no electricity. Brad Churchill, a meteorologist, said that winds ranging from 60 to 80 mph had been expected.