United Airlines hangar at O'Hare partially collapses during storm
July 26, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Strong winds from overnight storms caused part of a wall of a United Airlines hangar at O'Hare to collapse and caused some damage in the city and suburbs.
According to ABC7 meteorologist Tracy Butler, 70 mph winds were reported at O'Hare at around 1:30 a.m.
The wind is to blame for a crumbled wall at an airport hangar. Bricks were tossed into the parking lot. There were no injuries.
Grazyna Demonte lives in the 2800-block of Craig Drive, which was hit hard by sheets of rain and strong wind.
"It started between 12:30 and lasted until 2:30," said Demonte.
The storm also knocked out power in the Des Plaines, Park Ridge and Rosemont areas, where you could see darkened traffic and railroad crossing signs.
"The storm, I mean the wind was just whipping everywhere," said Des Plaines resident Joe Catalano. "It sounded like hail, but I didn't see any hail."
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