CHICAGO (AP) — At least four tornadoes touched down overnight in northern Illinois, causing damage and forcing thousands of soccer fans to seek shelter during the Copa America semifinal in Chicago.
The National Weather Service in Chicago says survey crews will investigate damage along three separate supercell paths this morning (June 23rd 2016). The weather service says the number of confirmed tornadoes will likely increase.
Officials also plan to survey the damage by air.
The weather service said firefighters responded to reports of people trapped in a house in Seneca, about 70 miles southwest of Chicago. No injuries were reported. Minor injuries and damage to a gas station were reported in Pontiac, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago.
Strong storms forced a two-hour delay in the Copa America semifinal at Soldier Field.
See storm photos here June 22nd, 2016