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Tornado warning issued for Evanston

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Chicago area, including Evanston, Update 4:15 p.m.: The warning has now expired.

Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville
343 PM CDT Mon Aug 10 2020

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Northeastern DuPage County in northeastern Illinois…
Northeastern Cook County in northeastern Illinois…

* Until 430 PM CDT.

* At 342 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Elmhurst, moving east at 50 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near…
Norridge, Elmwood Park, River Forest and River Grove around 350 PM
CDT.
Oak Park, Austin, Dunning, Portage Park, Belmont Cragin, Morton
Grove and Harwood Heights around 355 PM CDT.
Irving Park, West Town, West Ridge, Albany Park, Logan Square,
Humboldt Park and Lincolnwood around 400 PM CDT.
Chicago, Evanston, Lake View, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Rogers Park
and Edgewater around 405 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Jefferson Park, Stone Park, North Park, Golf, Forest Glen, North
Center, Berkeley, Lincoln Square, Medinah and York Center.

This includes… Lincoln Park Zoo, Loyola University, Oakton
Community College, Triton College, Northeastern Illinois University,
Northwestern University, and Wrigley Field.

Including the following interstates…
I-88 near mile marker 140.
I-90 between mile markers 72 and 84.
I-94 between mile markers 31 and 48.
I-290 between mile markers 3 and 16.
I-294 between mile markers 31 and 48.
I-355 between mile markers 27 and 30.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

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