Violent storms hit Chicago area, NW Indiana

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Violent storms moved through our area bringing hail and winds that topped 60-miles an hour.

violentweather5-12Some suburbs received nearly an inch and a half of rain in just 20-minutes.

Those heavy rains created flash floods across the region.

In Northwest Indiana, drivers got stuck in flood waters on many roads.

In Hammond, one family had to be rescued from their flooded car and taken to higher ground.

Thousands of homes lost power during the storms.

A tornado was reported near Rennselaer, but the weather service has yet to confirm that.



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