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.
Rising Up In Coal City, One Family's Tribute To Dad After Devastating Tornado On a day with severe weather in the forecast, one Illinois community is remembering how destructive Mother Nature can be.
Semi Driver Dead In Two-Truck Collision Near Coal City
Hundreds Of Volunteers Swarm To Coal City To Assist In Recovery EffortA powerful tornado ripped through southwest suburban Coal City on Monday, leaving massive path of destruction in its path. Residents have been picking up the pieces ever since, and on Friday they were getting much needed help.
Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup ContinuesIt has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.
Crews Working To Restore Electricity To Homes In Coal CityIt's a race against Mother Nature in Coal City as residents there try to clean up as much tornado damage as possible before severe weather rolls in once again.
Coal City Tornado Strongest In Chicago Metro Area In 25 Years.The tornado that tore through the town of Coal City on Monday evening was the strongest such storm to hit the Chicago metro area in 25 years.
Coal City Organizing Volunteers For Tornado Cleanup EffortWith lots of cleanup ahead in Coal City, after Monday night’s tornado, a special volunteer effort has been planned for Friday.
New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal CityMore bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.
Coal City Hit By EF-3 Tornado, NWS ConfirmsGovernor Bruce Rauner toured the damage in tornado-ravaged Coal City first from the air and then on the ground, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
At Least Nine Tornadoes Touched Down Monday, NWS ConfirmsSurvey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed at least two tornados touched down Monday night, when powerful damaging storms swept through the western and southwestern suburbs.
Déjà Vu: Coal City Hit By Second Tornado In Two YearsFor the second time in 19 months, southwest suburban Coal City was digging out from the rubble, after a powerful tornado tore roofs of houses, and reduced many other buildings to kindling.