At least 5 people injured, dozen homes damaged in IL tornado

Joanna Estrada
June 21, 2021

Officials say a radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries.

Severe thunderstorms tore through the Chicago area on Sunday night after the National Weather Service said a "confirmed large and extremely risky tornado" had touched down in a western suburb of the city, causing damage.

The paper said the tornado struck at about 11:11 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Pucknaitis estimated that there were at least 20 people displaced in the wake of the storm.

The threat for wind damage remained for a few hours as the line of storms moved over northern IL and into northwestern IN, and the severe threat was declared over at 2 a.m. local time. Heavy damage was reported in the nearby village of Woodridge.

Fire and rescue teams are expected to canvass the tornado's path early Monday to assess further damage and injuries, he said.

Severe thunderstorms also brought gusting winds and drenching rains to parts of MI.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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