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Extreme Weather and Flooding Closes Illinois State Fair
August 15, 2016

Slow-moving storms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to parts of the Chicago area and forced the Illinois State Fair to evacuate tents and shut down early.

People ran for cover at the state fairgrounds, and video on Twitter showed the heavy rains flooded a parking lot and campground area.

Fair gates were closed to incoming traffic and attendees were told to shelter in permanent structures as a slow moving storm rolled through the area. Fair officials said the storm dumped significant rain on the fairgrounds, leading to flooded streets, buildings and barns.

Officials canceled the Grandstand concert by Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge and said ticketholders can get refunds from the entity through which they purchased their tickets – either the Grandstand box officer or Ticketmaster.

Dairy Agenda Today will ge at the Illinois State Fair to bring you the Jersey show on Thursday and the Holstein show on Friday.

Source – Dairy Agenda


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