The National Weather Service declared a “life-threatening situation” after a confirmed deadly tornado
The National Weather Service declared a “life-threatening situation” after a “confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” struck near Woodridge, Chicago on Sunday, causing damage to several communities.
Multiple reports of damage have come in from Woodridge, according to trained weather spotters. Debris reported scattered across Interstate 355 and power lines and structures suffering heavy damage in the suburb.
According to Fire Chief Mark Pucknaitis of nearby Naperville, at least six people were injured and at least a dozen homes were damaged Sunday night.
Officials in the community confirmed that several areas were impassable due to tornado damage, according to NBC 5 reporters who saw several large structures that had been damaged by the storm.
Although the storm’s rotation weakened as it moved toward Chicago’s south side, tornado warnings were still in effect in several counties early Monday.
According to Doppler radar, the storm flung debris thousands of feet into the air.
The National Weather Service says preliminary findings on whether a tornado touched down in the area will be available by 7 a.m. Central time.
According to trained weather spotters, storm damage was also reported in Plainfield, Chicago
According to trained weather spotters, storm damage was also reported in Plainfield, as well as tree damage in Oak Park and Addison.
According to ComEd officials, thousands of people in DuPage and Cook counties were without power as a result of the storm.
Officials in nearby Naperville reported several injuries, as well as gas leaks caused by storm damage.
At approximately 11:09 p.m., the tornado struck near the border of Woodridge and Bolingbrook. The twister’s location was determined using Doppler radar debris signatures.
Residents are being advised to seek shelter as soon as possible.
Travelers reported flight delays at O’Hare International Airport, about 25 miles from Woodridge, the bad weather. In a video taken from outside a United baggage claim vestibule, there was also flooding.
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