Tornado Rips Through Chicago Suburbs, Injuring at Least 5 and Destroying Homes

A fence is damaged in Woodbridge Illinois after the National Weather Service said a tornado was confirmed on radar on Sunday night

At least five people in Naperville were taken to the hospital with injuries and more than 100 residences were damaged, along with countless trees, the weather service said.

More than 120 reports of property damage were reported by 5 am Monday in a city about 25 miles (40 km) west of Chicago, and these reports are expected to increase as residents investigate the damage caused by the storm.

A tornado tore through the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, Sunday night, damaging over 130 homes and leaving 22 houses uninhabitable, fire officials said.

As of midnight, ComEd reported that 34,000 customers were without power. She said several gas leaks were reported in Naperville and the crew made a door-to-door canvassing to shut down the line.

"Gov. J.B. Pritzker echoed that in a tweet, saying "(Sunday night's) tornadoes in the suburbs near Chicago were a reminder to prepare ahead of time for severe weather.

Pucknaitis estimated that there were at least 20 people displaced in the wake of the storm.

There was also significant damage in South Haven, Indiana. The injuries reportedly weren't life-threatening.

The threat of wind damage remained for a few hours as the line of storms moved over northern IL and into northwestern IN, forecasters said.

"The severe threat has diminished/ended for most of the Chicago metro area".



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