CHICAGO (CBS)– Residents in the southwest suburbs are waking up to extensive damage after a tornado touched down in Naperville and Woodridge overnight.
For one family here in the Ranchview neighborhood of Naperville, displacement is the reality after the entire side of their home was completely ripped off by the tornado. They are one of the 10 families displaced by the storm.READ MORE: At Least 7 People Killed, 45 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
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The fire chief said at least one home was leveled and it is a” miracle” the family who lives there is alive. A total of 130 homes were damaged.
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More damage reports are expected Monday morning.
No fatalities were reported. Five people were taken to local hospitals and one person is in critical condition. Search teams went door-to-door to make sure no one was trapped or needed help.
NAPERVILLE TORNADO: The entire side was ripped off this home in the Ranchview neighborhood. The fire chief says this was the epicenter of the tornado that hit overnight. The latest coming up at 4:30. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/Vem340BsC3
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Officials credit the lack of injuries to the public listening to warnings and taking shelter.MORE NEWS: Man With Gunshot Wounds Dies After Car Crashes Into House In Golden Gate
Ranchview Elementary School has been open since Sunday night for anyone needing temporary shelter and the Red Cross and Salvation Army working to help families in the neighborhood.