Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wrigley Field evacuated

Tornadoes and t-storms hit Chicagoland last night and the Cubs took a loss due to the weather. I'm posting a short AP write-up on Wrigley's evacuation. I tried to find a picture of Wrigley's tornado siren (the hood ornament on the Budweiser house) but no luck. I found some cool Youtube clips of the evacuations though, even if the videos are from drunk a-holes who don't realize they shouldn't be video-taping during a tornado evacuation.


Chicago tornado warning sounded, Wrigley Field evacuated (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mon Aug 4, 11:07 PM ET)

CHICAGO - A powerful storm has led to tornado warnings in downtown Chicago and to the evacuation of fans from the stands at Wrigley Field. The U.S. National Weather Service has not confirmed any tornado touchdowns. But it says trained spotters have reported high-rotation winds in DeKalb and Kane counties in northeastern Illinois.

Tornado sirens echoed throughout Chicago's downtown Monday night. Thousands of fans at Monday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros were evacuated from the stands to the stadium's concourse.

Meteorologist Brad Churchill says 96 km/h to 128 km/h winds were expected.

Storms moved in fast!

It’s the sequel to Cloverfield!

Ah, 5 innings is official…

I need to find a photo of the ornament/siren!

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