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Breaking News on Breaking Weather

By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Aug 23, 2007 9:23PM

While the Tribune calls this a "shocking storm," we heard it was going to be hot and rainy all week. However, our friends at the Weather Channel have just reported that over at the Chicago Historical Society (1601 N. Clark), the windows were blown out from the wind and there are some injuries. We send a good thought to everyone there. They also report that there were wind speeds of 78 m.p.h. recorded at Wrigley Field.

Also, the tornado warning for Cook County has expired, but there are still severe thunderstorm warnings and flash flood warnings. Take care getting home, people.

2007_08storm.jpgUpdate: There was also a roof collapse that has injured 40 people. There is a photographer (Brad Reynolds) from the Weather Channel's Chicago Bureau on the phone right now and he is talking about his experience with the damage -- motorcycles turned over, tree branches everywhere. He is in Lakeview, east of Wrigley Field and he said that the damage happened very quickly.

Update: 190,000 are also without power throughout Chicagoland (this is all WC, people) and three of the people hurt at the Historical Society went to the hospital.

Update: Photo provided courtesy of Chicagoist writer Benjy Lipsman. You can find more here.