A humongous tornado touched the suburbs of Chicago resulting in severe damages across the region. The suburbs of Woodridge and Naperville were majorly affected by the tornado later on accompanied by flash rains.
Apart from Chicago, the state of Indiana also reported some significant damage after the tornado touched down the area of South Haven. Extensive damage to cars and houses was reported.
No serious injuries or any kind of fatalities were reported.
According to the reports, as many as 34,000 residents were without power after midnight.
The mayor of Woodridge posted online that the whole suburb is without power. People have been sitting in the dark waiting for the restoration of power.
According to the reports, DuPage county was the most hit region leaving behind numerous residents to face mild injuries.
The tornado which touched down the area is known as “debris ball”. The radar of the meteorologists confirmed its motion to be that of a signature debris ball tornado.
A debris ball is said to appear on the radar after a tornado has caused damage to the land, it lifts the debris into the air for hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet high up in the air. This is exactly what happened in Dupage county.
Due to the weather conditions, the National Weather Service had already issued several warnings of tornadoes and thunderstorms beforehand to warn the residents of Illinois and Chicago.
The tornado accompanied storms hit severely the regions of the states resulting in reports of structural damages to various buildings and houses.
The police department of Woodridge county urged the residents to stay safe at home as the debris after the tornado is impassable.
No serious injuries were reported but people reported being trapped in their homes after the devastating twister.
The international Chicago O’Hare Airport was also forced to be deplaned and sheltered in a safe place as the intense storms continued to roll out in the regions.
The flash rains after the tornado compelled NWS to send out warnings of possible flooding especially in the airport compound.
NWS has announced that clear weather will prevail after mid-week and conditions will rapidly improve to noticeably cooler and far less humid conditions.