Cleanup Underway After Suspected Tornado Touches Down in Will County - NBC Chicago

Cleanup Underway After Suspected Tornado Touches Down in Will County

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    Cleanup Underway After Suspected Tornado in Will County

    Cleanup was underway Wednesday morning in far southwest suburban Manhattan after a funnel cloud reportedly touched down Tuesday night. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018)

    Cleanup was underway Wednesday morning in far southwest suburban Manhattan after a funnel cloud reportedly touched down Tuesday night.

    Witnesses said it was a terrifying scene, calm at around 7 p.m. when suddenly they described hearing what sounded like a freight train.  Twister Near Frankfort Caught on VideoTwister Near Frankfort Caught on Video

    Frankfort locals describe how they dealt with the tornado warning that was issued Tuesday evening and the videos they say they saw on social media. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

    (Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018)

    Village officials say a tornado was on the ground for about a minute - but that was long enough to knock down power lines, snap trees and damage a total of about a dozen buildings. 

    The Manhattan Post Office was one of them, with its roof peeled back and flooding inside. It will not be open Wednesday, officials said, thankful that the damage wasn't worse. 

    ComEd crews worked through the night to restore power to those impacted by the storms.  Snapshots of Severe Stormy Weather in the Chicago AreaSnapshots of Severe Stormy Weather in the Chicago Area

    Even with some damage, village officials said all the structures remained intact.

    While they called it a tornado, the National Weather Service had not made that official determination, scheduled to weigh in later Wednesday.

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