Saturday, 31 July, 2021


Tornado Leaves Trail of Destruction in Chicago Suburb

Bridget Casey sits in the driveway of her severely damaged home with her son Nate 16 and daughter Marion 14 after a storm swept through Woodridge Illinois Tornado touches down in Chicago suburbs; damages homes, knocks out power
Hannah Rogers | 22 June, 2021, 07:53

About 450 power outages were reported.

"I was fortunate that it didn't get worse".

The video showed several large trees downed and damage to homes and vehicles. There were no reports of significant injuries in the community. She sat in a lawn chair in the driveway before sunrise Monday. Her son, Nate Casey, 16, said she was watching TV during the storm and competed to help her mother take her three younger brothers to the basement.

"I just heard a loud crash and I'm thinking, 'Oh, what are my brothers up to?' I go look and I see the sky, and then I hear my brothers screaming from the room", he told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Residents in the southwest suburbs are waking up to extensive damage after a tornado touched down in Naperville and Woodridge overnight.

A tornado touched down in the Chicago suburbs late last night caused damage to homes. "I'm sitting in the dark waiting to hear back about what's going on and gathering reports", Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham told the newspaper early Monday. It's news, "he says".

A tornado with strong rotation and a pronounced debris signature on radar was confirmed late Sunday in suburban Chicago, forecasters said. "Severe T-storm Watch remains in effect for a bit longer for Will, Kankakee, Ford, Iroquois, and northwest in counties", NWS Chicago said on Twitter.

"The severe threat has diminished/ended for most of the Chicago metro area". Most of the storm damage was reported in rural areas near the town of Bernard.

There have been no reports of any serious injuries or fatalities.

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