Chicago is Under Tornado Watch
People are abandoning their plans as Chicago is under Tornado Watch. Dozens of flights are being cancelled due to severe storms.
Some people are still at work and won't be able to leave, whilst others are at home feeling scared.
One person said her mother had a tornado on her wedding day and now, it is her anniversary, there is a good chance of one for that too.
Sirens have been heard going off.
Tornado warnings have been issued for southern Cook County, part of southeastern DuPage County and north-central Will County and is set to stay in effect until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service and the Chicago Weather Center.
The City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications activated emergency storm warning sirens at 6:15 p.m. after a funnel cloud was spotted in the south suburbs, said Will Knight, a spokesman for the agency. Sirens could heard in various parts of the city, including the Loop.
The weather center said strong thunderstorm winds produced damage in the Dixon area around 4:30 p.m., with high winds knocking over a street light. Winds gusts of 65 mph were reported at the Moline Airport at 4:42 pm.
A tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. for much of the area including Cook and DuPage counties.
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The sirens sound really weird. In fact, they sound eerie like a fox in pain. I have never head anything like these sirens.