Specially designed hurricane-proof building constructed to house joint offices of the Houston-Galveston National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Galveston County Emergency Management Office.

Severe weather alerts have been issued for parts of the United States amid a new wave of thunderstorms.

Chicago utility Commonwealth Edison’s website showed more than 34.000 customers were without electricity as the storms swept across.

A major tornado occurred, reported Sunday, June 20, near 1110pm in south DuPage County, Illinois by local storm watches.

About a dozen homes were damaged and four people were transported to surrounding hospitals with minor injuries, CBS Chicago reported.

If you learn of a tornado warning in your region, you should get immediately back to safety.

The tornado struck at about 11 pm ET on Sunday near Route 53/75th Street in Woodridge, DuPage County.

Chicago

Chicago shih-KAH-goh, locally also shih-KAW-goh;), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third most populous city in the United States, (wikipedia)

National Weather Service Chicago, Illinois

National Weather Service Chicago, currently based in Romeoville, Illinois, is a weather forecast office responsible for monitoring weather conditions for 23 counties in Northern Illinois, (wikipedia)

Chicago (band)

Chicago is an American rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. The group was initially billed as The Big Thing before calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968, (wikipedia)

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Commonwealth Edison

Commonwealth Edison, commonly known by syllabic abbreviation as ComEd, is the largest electric utility in Illinois, and the sole electric provider in Chicago and much of Northern Illinois. (wikipedia)

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices

The National Weather Service operates 122 weather forecast offices in six regions. Each weather forecast office has a geographic area of responsibility, also known as a county warning area, (wikipedia)

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, (wikipedia)

Chicago metropolitan area

The Chicago Metropolitan Area, commonly referred to as the Chicagoland Area or simply Chicagoland, is a U.S. urban area encompassing the U.S. (wikipedia)