Severe Weather Preparedness - NBC Chicago

Stay a step ahead of the storm with tips from the NBC Chicago Storm Team

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 07:40 AM CDT

LIST: School Closings, Cancellations Across the Chicago Area

LIST: School Closings, Cancellations Across the Chicago Area

Wondering if severe weather will leave your child's school closed or canceled for the day? Click here.

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:07 AM CDT
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By Kye Martin

Top Tips for Keeping Kids Safe in the Heat

Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, the attending physician in the Pediatric ICU at Lurie...View gallery

  • Hydrate
  • Dress in Light and Loose Outfits
  • Timing
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 03:00 PM CDT

What's Your Evacuation Plan?

What's Your Evacuation Plan?

Pete Sack talks you through how to set up an emergency evacuation plan for your family.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 05:38 PM CDT

What You Should Know About Lightning

What You Should Know About Lightning

Storms can often carry with them the dangers of lightning strikes. NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Kalee Dionne has more on what you can learn from one man who survived a lightning strike. 

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 09:45 AM CDT

How Does the Fujita Scale Work?

How Does the Fujita Scale Work?

The Enhanced Fujita Scale is used by weather experts to rank tornadoes based on estimated wind speeds and related damage.

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