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Following thunderstorm, outage in Lake in the Hills impacts 900

Tornado watch continues

A tornado warning was issued for parts of Cook and Kane counties Monday, June 13, 2022. The alert is valid until 6:45 p.m.

McHenry County was mostly spared by a thunderstorm that cut through the suburbs Monday evening, resulting in tornado warnings for nearby Kane and Cook counties.

ComEd reported outages in the Lake in the Hills area, affecting 893 customers. The power company’s website said it expected power restoration by 9:45 p.m. Monday. Outages were also reported around Carpentersville, East Dundee and West Dundee. A timeline for those customers was not immediately available.

Southeastern McHenry County, including Crystal Lake, was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m. Monday with the National Weather Service warning of 2-inch-sized hail.

The National Weather Service alerted residents at 5:51 p.m. as the ongoing, enhanced risk watch was elevated to a tornado watch.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office also alerted residents on its website and smartphone app.

The area is in a tornado watch until 11 p.m.

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