Tornado demolishes homes in a Chicago suburb.
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On Sunday night, a tornado landed on the outskirts of Chicago in Woodridge, Illinois, during heavy storms and strong winds, causing a lot of damage to several homes.
Several storm observers and radar noted that large tornadoes touched down around 11:10 pm on Sunday in southern DuPage County, Illinois. The strength and course of the tornado will be confirmed later.
According to Woodridge police, the tornado occurred between 83 and 75 east of Route 53. The tornado started in Naperville and than moved to Woodridge. It than traveled to Darien and Buridge areas.
The chief of the Naperville Fire Department, said that five were injured. One is in serious condition. According to ABC7 meteorologists Barry and Larry Morley, that based on the damage it caused to trees and houses, it must be a tornado from EF2 to EF3.
ComEd said that there were 271 outages affecting around 27,263 customers. The storm damaged 130 homes, 10 are uninhabitable while 1 was completely destroyed.
More details to follow.