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Storms Hit Edgewater and Rogers Park Yesterday, Damage Caught In Photos


Photo: Daniel Zagotta

Just before 3 p.m. yesterday, a brief and incredibly strong storm blew through the north side of Chicago. Along the lakefront, Rogers Park seemed to be most impacted, though damage also occurred in sections of Edgewater.

The storm, which was accompanied by damaging gusts of wind and large hail, downed trees and power lines in its wake. The hail was so intense that sections of people’s yards were reminiscent of scenes from a January snowstorm.

EdgeFest was in progress when the storm hit, and people scrambled for cover as the skies let loose. Though there were no reports of injuries in the area, a man died and several people were injured at a festival in Wood Dale when a tent collapsed.

ComEd announced that 38,000 in total had lost power. The CTA reported that Red Line service was temporarily suspended from Howard to Granville due to debris on the tracks.

Alderman Joe Moore wrote about the widespread damage in Rogers Park on his website.  He stated that ComEd and the City of Chicago were working diligently. “Approximately 75 trees in Rogers Park were uprooted as a result of the high winds, and countless other trees lost large branches. Crews from the City’s Bureau of Forestry will be working around the clock to remove the debris. Their priorities are removing downed trees blocking streets and sidewalks and trees that have fallen on cars. Tree debris will be picked up throughout the week.”

Here are some photos from readers:


Photo: Daniel Zagotta

Edgewater Glen Daily Highland & Paulina

Photo: Edgewater Glen Daily. Highland & Paulina

Melanie Koskamp From Montrose Beach

Photo: Melanie Koskamp. Montrose Beach


Photo: @KenMantel

Alexis Seeder LevyBy Berwyn red line

Photo: lexis Seeder Levy. Berwyn red line

Dave Renar.

Photo: Dave Renar


Photo: Daniel Zagotta


Photo: Daniel Zagotta


Photo: Daniel Zagotta

Jill Bollero

Photo: Jill Bollero

Lisa Straus

Photo: Lisa Straus

Charlotte Lytle

Photo: Charlotte Lytle

Jenna Braunstein1500 block of Rosemont

Photo: Jenna Braunstein. 1500 block of Rosemont

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