Ottawa, Naplate Warned Not To Expect Financial Aid After TornadoesThe mayor of another Illinois city hit by a twister warned not to expect financial help from the state or federal governments.
Neighbors Help Neighbors After Tornadoes Ravage Naplate, OttawaThe Dutton family rode out the storm in a small bathroom. During that time, their home was literally ripped apart around them. Nicole O’Shea saw what happened to her neighbors and offered the Duttons and their dog a place to stay for as long as they need it.
Beware Of Storm-Chasing Contractors, Officials SayContractors are already swooping in after Tuesday’s treacherous weather that included tornadoes and baseball-sized hail.
Some Of Most Powerful Tornadoes Ever In Chicago AreaThe most common tornado in our area is an EF-2. Here are some significant tornadoes to hit the Chicago area.
Ottawa Still "Locked Down" After Tornado: "Streets Are Not Safe Yet"Officials in Ottawa, Illinois, were asking volunteers to stay away from the city for now, as crews continue to assess and repair damage from Tuesday’s tornado, declaring “the streets are not safe yet.”
Survivors Dig Through "War Zone Disaster" In Naplate After TornadoAt least 25 percent of the homes in the small town of Naplate, Illinois, were damaged by a tornado Tuesday night, with at least one man calling his home a "war zone disaster," but the community remained resilient as they began cleaning up Wednesday morning.
Cleanup, Repairs Begin After Tornadoes Leave 1 Dead In LaSalle CountyThe National Weather Service was sending out teams to confirm reports of seven tornados touching down Tuesday afternoon and evening in LaSalle County, killing at least one person, and leaving behind extensive damage.
Looters Spotted As Tornado Cleanup Continues In IndianaTheir homes already ravaged by last week’s tornadoes, some residents in Kokomo, Indiana, have been victimized again, as looters have been seen sifting through the debris on private property, and filling up trucks.
Cleanup To Begin After Tornadoes Hit Central IndianaResidents in central Indiana were getting their first glimpses of crumpled buildings, scattered debris, and destroyed neighborhoods, after several tornaodes touched down on Wednesday.
State Police: No Serious Injuries After Indiana TornadoesGov. Mike Pence said he would be touring storm-damaged Howard and Montgomery counties on Thursday to assess the damage.
Suburban Sprawl Like A Bullseye For Tornadoes: NIU StudyResearchers also warn that urban density is no protection, so, Chicago could still be hit. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
DuPage Researcher Trying To Predict Tornadoes Weeks In AdvanceThe research starts with looking at a tornado that has hit and then going backwards and re-tracing its steps.