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article imagePowerful Midwest Storm Causes Ripple Affect

By Oscar Brooks     Jul 12, 2011 in World
A strong storm in the Midwest on Monday delayed flights in Chicago and other cities around the United States. The winds from that storm gusted up to 80 miles per hour. It was pretty severe but not long.
Several states were hit by this storm according to the report including: Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Indiana. In the Chicago area, the storm uprooted trees and crashed into houses.
At one point, 850,000 ComEd customers were without power and this was the largest outage in 13 years. It was reported by WGN TV that flights were grounded at both of Chicago's main airports, O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport for 45 minutes.
The delays and cancellations affected flights in other U.S. cities. The Chicago Department of Aviation said about 200 flights were canceled on Monday. O'Hare is probably the busiest airport in the world and several planes were lined up on the tarmac waiting for clearance after the storm ended. Those flights were allowed to take off without incident after the storm left the area.
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