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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Social media accelerates word of tornado threat

    Social media accelerates word of tornado threat
    The deadly tornadoes that hit northern Illinois in the early evening of April 9 might have caused greater damage and loss of life were it not for the efforts of storm chasers armed with the latest technology.
  • Rauner visits tornado-ravaged Fairdale

    Rauner visits tornado-ravaged Fairdale
    Smoke from burning debris loomed over the tiny hamlet of Fairdale on Friday as Gov. Bruce Rauner greeted residents and volunteers still digging out of the rubble left by a violent tornado that tore through the DeKalb County town last week. Facing his...

    Volunteers gather at Kirkland Fire Station to help tornado victims

    Volunteers gather at Kirkland Fire Station to help tornado victims
    Hundreds of volunteers drove out to the Kirkland Community Fire District station this weekend to help residents in Ogle and DeKalb counties whose lives have been affected by the tornado that touched down on Thursday. According to the Village of Kirkland...

    Ask Tom: Why do we hear little about tornadoes in the rest of the world?

    Dear Tom, How come we never hear much about tornadoes in the rest of the world? — Al Marquardt Dear Al, The unique geography of the central U.S. that provides a barrier-free collision course between polar, tropical and desert air makes this...

    Video captures close call with tornado: 'I don't know how to get away'

    Video captures close call with tornado: 'I don't know how to get away'
    "This is a tornado and I cannot tell which way it is going, so I don't know how to get away from it," Sam Smith said as he recorded a massive tornado Thursday evening in north central Illinois. "But it looks like it's coming right towards me." Smith was...