Chicago Pride is canceled early as a dangerous lightning storm hits the city

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You can't rain on their parade! Chicago Pride gets canceled when a dangerous lightning storm hits the city - but the wet weather fails to stop 100,000 revelers from enjoying the party Authorities were forced to cancel Chicago Pride Parade early on Sunday with a severe storm drenching the city Extra trains had to be scheduled in order to transport saturated parade-goers back home  More than 100,000 residents in Chicago and surrounding areas were without power following the dramatic storm It's the latest in a series of extreme weather events that have occurred across the country, with West Virginia and Minnesota battling flash floods in recent days

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:50 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 05:56 BST, 1 July 2019

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Chicago police were forced to cancel the city's Pride Parade early on Sunday after severe weather hit the city. 

While the parade kicked off at noon, some revelers were forced to seek shelter shortly after 2 pm when dangerous lightning and heavy rain lashed the city's North Side, where the march was being held.  

Authorities eventually made the decision to cancel the remainder of the parade at 2.50 pm. 

Extra trains were scheduled in order to transport wet parade-goers out of the vicinity. 

More than 100,000 people were estimated to be in attendance at the event. 

Authorities were forced to cancel Chicago Pride Parade early on Sunday with a severe storm drenching the city - but many revelers relished the rain

Authorities were forced to cancel Chicago Pride Parade early on Sunday with a severe storm drenching the city - but many revelers relished the rain 

The downpour didn't appear to dampen the spirits of some Pride marchers who were seen soaking up the rain as they strutted down the street in their eye-catching ensembles

The downpour didn't appear to dampen the spirits of some Pride marchers who were seen soaking up the rain as they strutted down the street in their eye-catching ensembles

However, the downpour didn't appear to dampen the spirits of some Pride marchers who were seen relishing the rain as they strutted down the street in their

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