Tornado sirens in Chicago

June 23, 2010
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Severe weather is shown on the WMAQ news. The orange trapezoid south of Ravenswood marks a tornado warning area. The yellow area a severe storm front moving through the area.

Severe weather is shown on the WMAQ news. The orange trapezoid south of Ravenswood marks a tornado warning area. The yellow area a severe storm front moving through the area.

At 6:15 this evening the City of Chicago activated its civil defense sirens, giving warning of a tornado in the city. Citizens on Twitter noted the use of the sirens is so rare that they hadn’t known of their existence.

The fast moving storm arced out in a bow over the North Side with the warning area south of the Ravenswood neighborhood.

However at 6:15 PM this evening sirens could be clearly heard in the Ravenswood neighborhood and a warning was received from Alderman Richard Mel warning people to take cover.

Telephone calls to Aldermen O’Connor were not answered. A cleaning lady answered the telephone of Ald. Mel.

Mel’s e-mail said the warning would continue till 6:45 PM, about two minutes from now.

Earlier in the day Ald. Eugene Schulter announced the cancellation of a concert at NorthCenter’s Town Square due to the inclement weather.

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2 Responses to Tornado sirens in Chicago

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