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Wednesday Night's Storm Absolutely Battered Evanston

By Stephen Gossett in News on Jun 15, 2017 5:20PM

Evanston Police Department / Twitter

You might still be drying off if you got caught up in any of Wednesday night's downpours. But it looks like things were really bad for our neighbors up north in Evanston. There were more than 80 reports of trees or limbs down as of Thursday morning, according to the City of Evanston. The majority of the tree damage happened in the northern part of the area. Some 200 ComEd customers were still without electricity this morning also, according to the Tribune.

Some of the damage was caused by a "microburst"—a short (roughly 30 minutes in this instance) but potent storm blast, according to CBS. Luckily, no injuries were reported.

The city said that Streets, Water and Greenways is getting assistance from forestry crews to help clear all the debris; and cleanup could stretch all the way through Saturday. Looking through documentation of the aftermath, it's clear to see why. The flooding and multiple tree uproots, captured by local news crews, are some of the most dramatic we've seen in some time.