CHICAGO (CBS) — Severe storms Monday afternoon brought heavy rain and gusty winds across the viewing area. The damage included serious flooding, fallen trees and some downed power lines.
A tornado was confirmed near East Sauk Trail and the Illinois-Indiana state line west of Dyer, Indiana. No injuries were reported.
The heavy rain caused flooding in the western suburbs and blocked cars from traveling down some roads.
CBS 2’s Megan Hicky waded into the storm water in Oak Lawn to show how high the water had risen.
The rainwater also flooded some basements in Oak Lawn.
One man in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood resorted to using sump pumps to drain his backyard after it was flooded.
One resident reported hail the size of baseballs in Plainfield. The chunks of ice damaged his windows and caused his electricity to go out.
Torrential downpours and debris caused Naperville storm drains to clog.
As of 7:15 p.m., all severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for counties in CBS 2’s viewing area have been dropped. A tornado watch for the area has also been canceled.
Storms could return late Tuesday night, but the threat is lower than Monday.