CHICAGO (CBS) — Six months later, the Dekalb County town of Fairdale is still struggling to recover from April’s devastating tornado.
The EF-4 tornado that hit Fairdale on April 9 has been described as the area’s greatest natural disaster in generations.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois; 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
Two women were killed, 21 homes were obliterated, and 30 other homes suffered varying degrees of damage.
Bill Nicklas, president of the Fairdale recovery committee, said new foundations are going in, and some homeowners are rebuilding. He called the progress “heartening,” but said the emotional scars will take longer to heal.READ MORE: Chicago Park District Hosts Polar Adventure Days At Northerly Island
“Some people are just having nightmares. Other people are feeling lost, bewildered still, and probably will for a while,” he said.