Emergency personnel stand at the site of a sinkhole at Houston Avenue and 96th Street in Chicago. 4/18/13 #poisonedweather Three cars were swallowed by the hole when the street caved in Wednesday afternoon. The sinkhole is the result of a water main that broke in the area and his gushing water, said Tom LaPorte, a spokesman for the Water Department. The weather and the intense rain could have aggravated a water main made from cast iron that takes back to 1915, he said.
Larry Kalkstein, professor of climatology at the University of Miami, elaborates on his recent findings that Chicago now averages one more heat wave per summer than it did in the late 1940s. http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/71309614/News/Increase-in-Chicago-heat-waves-that-historically-have-killed-sickened-people#
Four rows of corn left for insurance adjusters to examine are all that remain of a 40-acre cornfield in Geff, Ill. Over ten days of triple-digit temperatures with little rain in the past two months is forcing many farmers to call 2012 a total loss. #poisonedweather