CHICAGO – (FloridaToday.news) – The National Weather Service says a tornado has touched down near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport following severe weather warnings for the city.
The confirmed tornado made landfall around 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago.
“This tornado has hit the ground intermittently so far and is moving east. There are additional routes along the line south of O’Hare. Seek shelter if you are in the warning zone, ”the message says.
The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings for parts of the city on Wednesday evening. Tornado sirens sounded at least twice in Chicago, warning people to take cover and ringing in city buildings.
Lynn Becker, longtime Chicago resident, posted video on Twitter as sirens wailed over the city’s iconic skyline.
“I live in a 60-story apartment building, so my options are somewhat limited,” he said. “We must, I believe, infiltrate the core of the building.
Becker said news of the storm was reported to local media.
“There is a certain amount of panic when you look at a TV screen and everything is in red… but there is hope that the damage is minimal,” he said.
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