Hurricane-like storm hits Chicago

A severe thunderstorm with hurricane-like winds knocked out electricity to more than 860,000 homes in the Chicago area on Monday, making the blackout the largest power outage since 1998, officials with ComEd utility company said.

As of midday Tuesday, approximately 358,000 customers remained without power.

ComEd reports that power to about a half million customers has been restored. It may take several days for full restoration to take place, company officials stated on ComEd’s Facebook page. More detailed restoration information from the company will be available later.

The storm, which caused damage in neighboring counties and states, was classified by meteorologists as a “derecho” – a short, violent windstorm with sustained straight line winds that can exceed 100 miles per hour. Winds from the storm on Monday registered at 75 miles per hour.

A Michigan man was killed when a backyard tree toppled onto the garage where he and his family had sought cover. The man’s wife and six children were unharmed, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department said.


At present mankind is taking a beating. Like a child that misbehaves. Why? Because those that died in Japan, and those that were raptured, they have been removed to the safe haven (raptured) and pass-overs have been reanimated on the other side. But that is because they died in a rage of anger not yet destroyed by the cup of wrath. They are in the BOWL (raptees excluded) – the decision making process on the other side that got them there by chance and action of the LOZ. Possibly a better position than most people on this planet finds themselves in. One is killed and one is taken up alive. But those killed did not remain in death.

Isaiah 4:4 when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodguilt from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning.”