Updated 06/23/15 – 11:43 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornadoes touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.
Two National Weather Service teams were being deployed Tuesday morning to assess damage from the storms, and confirm the three other suspected tornadoes. One team was starting in Sublette, and working its way southeast; the other was starting in Coal City, and working its way northwest.
It was a long night for emergency crews and homeowners in Coal City, which was also hit by a tornado in November 2013. Several buildings in the town were damaged or destroyed by the twister, including the high school and a fire station.
Coal City village administrator Matt Fritz said multiple subdivisions in Coal City were hit by the storm, and he said nearly every resident on the south side of Coal City was affected by the tornado.
Officials said there were no fatalities, and only five minor injuries were reported. Although several people were trapped in their basements or crawl spaces after the storm hit, they believe everyone has been accounted for. Crews were conducting a secondary search Tuesday morning to confirm no one else is trapped.
“We believe that we’ve accounted for everbody so far,” Wilmington Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Todd Fridole said.
Coal City’s fire chief and a number of other emergency responders had their homes damaged in the storm, according to Fridole.
The storm hit very close to the area damaged by a tornado in November 2013.
“It’s very close. It’s eerily close to the damage we saw about a year-and-a-half ago,” Fridole said.