Destructive tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through northern Illinois Thursday night, killing one person and injuring eight others in one tiny DeKalb County community where some people became homeless following the disaster.
A 67-year-old woman, who has not yet been identified, was found dead in her residence, the DeKalb County coroner said. Eight people were taken to local hospitals for injuries, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said in a statement. He said that out of the approximately 75 homes in the village of about 150 residents, up to 20 were destroyed. “The west side of Fairdale was pretty well destroyed,” Scott said.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for eastern Arkansas, west Tennessee and north Mississippi, the Weather Channel reported Friday.