After unseasonably warm weather Monday the Oak Park area is bracing for the possibility of severe wind storms Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Chicago area starting Tuesday at 7 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. The warning predicts sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts that could reach 60 mph.

Check back to for updates on any storm damage.

You can submit your photos of storm damage to us through our old Web site by clicking here.

Tips from the village

The Village of Oak Park sent out an e-mail alert Monday afternoon with these tips.

  • Call 911 immediately if you see downed trees or power lines
  • Secure any outdoor belongings
  • Clear sewer drains in front of your house in case of heavy rains


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