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Thunderstorms Cause Damage in Chicago, Leave Thousands in the Dark

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The storm also struck Bolingbrook Illinois

At least five people in Naperville were taken to the hospital with injuries and more than 100 residences were damaged, along with countless trees, the weather service said.

Severe thunderstorms tore through the Chicago area on Sunday night after the National Weather Service said a "confirmed large and extremely risky tornado" had touched down in a western suburb of the city, causing damage.

Chicago-area utility Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd) website showed that more than 34,000 customers were without power as the thunderstorms swept through.

Brian Ok Hooper surveyed the damage in Naperville on Monday morning, streaming this video. She said several gas leaks were reported in Naperville and the crew made a door-to-door canvassing to shut down the line.

The tornado landed at Woodridge around 11:30 pm on Sunday night between 83rd and 75th Avenues east of Route 53.

Officials in nearby Woodridge village said the tornado landed late Sunday, damaging at least 75 buildings and damage assessments are underway. There were no reports of significant injuries in the community. It's news, "he says".

No fatalities were reported. A serious threat was declared at 2 am local time. "Severe T-storm Watch remains in effect for a bit longer for Will, Kankakee, Ford, Iroquois, and northwest in counties", NWS Chicago said on Twitter.

A tornado also hit eastern Iowa on Sunday night.

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