Severe weather causes flooding, damage in south suburbs and northwest Indiana


The entire area was hit by severe weather Saturday evening, which has caused flooding and storm damage.

WGN has received multiple pictures of widespread flooding in northwest Indiana, particularly in Munster and Hammond. Joliet was also hit hard by damage and flooding.

In Shorewood, along Seil Road, massive trees were uprooted and a shed was toppled over.

“We were in the backyard,” resident Andrew Close said.”Rain coming from different directions power lines blew and we ran into the house. There was a giant blue flash.”

A Tornado Watch for the area expired at 9 p.m. The severe weather threat should diminish by 10 p.m.


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