Residents return to tornado hit town in Illinois

Residents return to tornado hit town in Illinois

The residents were allowed to return to the tornado hit region in Illinois. The National Weather Service has confirmed eight tornadoes in the region. Two tornadoes were confirmed in northwest Illinois, two in central Illinois and four in the north central region.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes to assess damage. The authorities warned people against staying for long due to safety concerns. Governor Bruce Rauner has declared both the counties as disaster areas.

In Fairdale, a rare EF-4 tornado caused destruction and injured 20 people. Two were reported dead in Fairdale, 75 miles west of Chicago. Nobody was reported missing.

The local administration announced that the Power has been turned off until the search and rescue operations are complete.

The last time an EF-4 tornado struck Illinois on November 17, 2013. EF-4 is termed as the second highest intensity tornado with winds at speed between 166 to 200 miles per hour.

Popular Stories

Overall childhood ‘asthma epidemic’ levels off in U.S.

The overall ‘asthma epidemic’ among children has... Read More

‘UC Quits’ Working to Help California Smokers Get Rid Of Smoking

As New Year is approaching, people have already... Read More

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of... Read More

New House Bill to Restrict First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Cases of opioid abuse have been increasing and... Read More

Comcast installs DOCSIS 3.1 modem on customer-facing network in Philadelphia

In an announcement made on December 22, cable giant... Read More