Strong storms cause delays at Chicago airports


Saturday, June 20th 2009, 9:13 am
By: News 9


CHICAGO (AP) -- Storms that moved across the central part of the U.S. caused delays at Chicago airports, with record rainfall at O'Hare International Airport.
   Flight delays at O'Hare on Friday were 90 minutes or more. More than 100 flights were canceled. At Midway, 45-minute delays and minor cancellations were reported.
   O'Hare had received 3.54 inches by 1 p.m. The National Weather Service said the previous record for June 19 was 1.79 inches in 1961.
   Storms also caused problems in Michigan and Ohio.
   In Ohio, a gas station canopy collapsed under the weight of rainwater in Delaware, north of Columbus. Authorities say no one was hurt.
   In southwestern Michigan on Thursday, a teenager in Oakfield Township was electrocuted after running into a power line.
   Thunderstorms rumbled across much of Indiana, spawning hail, winds in excess of 60 mph and tornado warnings. In Wisconsin, a tornado reported west of Kenosha tore up some trees.