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High Speed Winds to Blame for Building Collapse

It is believed that high-speed winds were to blame for the collapse of a building in Little Village.

The winds reached speeds of 30 to 35 mpg, and had gusts of 50 mph.

The second floor of a Little Village home lost bricks, which fell to the sidewalk, exposing the building’s attic. Two cars were smashed by the falling bricks, and the sidewalk was covered in them.

Luckily, no one was injured, and the homeowners were told they were in charge of the cleaning up the debris left on the sidewalk.

Other Chicagoland locations were affected by the wind as well. The winds fanned the flames of a fire in Glenview, and 10- to 16-foot-waves crashed onto Lake Shore Drive’s nbike paths, causing a number of people to fall, though no injuries were reported.

There is a reason they call this the Windy City.