Tornado sirens in Chicago

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.

Related posts:

  1. Gapers Block: Wobblies return to Chicago
  2. Chicago Force end regular season 7-1; Lose first game of season to KC
  3. Chicago Force Shut Out Madison Wolves 62-0
  4. UPDATED: Ordinance Threatens Chicago Pedicabs
  5. Chicago Force eliminated in 27-20 loss to Dallas Diamonds
This entry was posted in Neighborhood News and tagged by Patrick Boylan. Bookmark the permalink.
Patrick Boylan

About Patrick Boylan

Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

2 thoughts on “Tornado sirens in Chicago

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>