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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado

    Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado
    Tom Bell stood on the front deck of what used to be his home in DeKalb County on Monday morning and looked out over a pile of rubble that stretched two miles to the northeast. For the second time in recent years, Bell has to rebuild the home he's...
  • Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs

    Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs
    While acknowledging the generosity of those who want to help victims of Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois, an official with the Will County Emergency Management Agency is urging anyone spearheading local efforts to follow official guidelines....
  • Ask Tom: What is the tallest building ever destroyed by a tornado?

    Dear Tom, Tornadoes destroy houses and low buildings like factories and schools, but what is the tallest building ever destroyed by a tornado? — Earl Fischer, Joliet Dear Earl, It is believed skyscrapers are structurally sound enough to...
  • 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...
  • Grandes Ligas: Miguel Cabrera conecta dos jonrones; Nieves grand slam; Colón produjo carrera

    Grandes Ligas: Miguel Cabrera conecta dos jonrones; Nieves grand slam; Colón produjo carrera
    Houston (EEUU), 13 abr (EFE).- El poder de la batería latinoamericana se vio reflejado en el "swing" del venezolano Miguel Cabrera, que pegó dos cuadrangulares, y del puertorriqueño Wil Nieves, que lució con un grand slam. Mientras que el abridor...
  • Online fundraiser for Fairdale man whose wife died in tornado

    Online fundraiser for Fairdale man whose wife died in tornado
    An online fundraiser has been started to assist a Fairdale man whose wife was killed and whose home was destroyed in last week's tornado. Sue Frazier said a friend created a donation page on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com to help Frazier's 84-...
  • Sunday message for Fairdale tornado victims: Someone is praying

    Sunday message for Fairdale tornado victims: Someone is praying
    The second Sunday of Easter is supposed to be a day full of joy and hope, when Christians continue to reflect on the appearance of the risen Christ to his disciples. But at churches in Kirkland, the small town next to tornado-ravaged Fairdale, it also...
  • Illinois towns turn to cleanup after tornado

    Illinois towns turn to cleanup after tornado
    Residents and emergency crews ramped up the tedious cleanup process Sunday in communities across tornado-damaged northern Illinois, piling pieces of shattered walls at the curb, finding medications buried in rubble and removing splintered tree limbs...
  • Fairdale tornado draws help from neighbors, strangers

     Fairdale tornado draws help from neighbors, strangers
    When they heard about the tornado, they got in their cars and drove toward the devastation, not knowing who or how they might help. Some packed their cars with pallets of bottled water. Others brought toilet paper or garbage bags stuffed with clothing &#...
  • Elgin area firefighters part of tornado relief and rescue efforts

    Elgin area firefighters part of tornado relief and rescue efforts
    Elgin Assistant Fire Chief Dave Schmidt, Captain Rob Cagann and Firefighter Jason Walzak were among Illinois public safety workers who headed to Rochelle early Friday morning to assist with tornado cleanup efforts. "The call for assistance was sent...
  • Class aims to help people prepare for severe weather

    Class aims to help people prepare for severe weather
    When tornadoes strike, such as those that swept through Rochelle and Fairdale in north central Illinois on Thursday, preparedness can help minimize the tragedy. That is the purpose of the 2015 Severe Weather Spotter Training class that will accompany...