Storms rip through the Chicago area, knocking down trees and damaging roofs – NBC Chicago

From downed trees to ripped roofs, several cases of damage were reported Saturday night following storms that rippled through parts of the Chicago area.

Wind gusts reached 100 kilometers per hour in suburban Plainfield, where an irrigation system apparently blew into a fence, according to reports of storm damage from the National Weather Service.

To the northeast, in Oak Brook, a roof was ripped off a freestanding toilet, which was taken about 30 meters away, as the photos show. In addition, a large oak tree and several fallen tree branches were reported near the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook.

The weather system also caused power outages in Rockford, where several traffic lights were rendered inoperative. At least one intersection was closed due to storm damage, according to Rockford Police.

Residents were asked to avoid the area and any downed power lines while on site.

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