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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • 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...
  • Photo of tornado victim found 35 miles from home

     Photo of tornado victim found 35 miles from home
    About 25 years before she died, Geri Schultz went and got her picture taken with her husband, Clem. The photo, which Clem Schultz said was taken for a church directory, sat on a shelf in the couple's Fairdale home in north central Illinois, near their...
  • 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...
  • Donations pouring in for Fairdale after deadly tornado

    Donations of clothing, shoes, household items and thousands of dollars are pouring in to help the tiny northern Illinois community of Fairdale recover from last week's devastating tornado. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1z9OqBC ) reports...
  • 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...