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A tornado touched down yesterday in McHenry Illinois, less than 10 miles from where Liz and I live. Tornadoes hit multiple locations.
Here is some incredible footage of a tornado tipping a truck over and debris flying everywhere. This footage is near Rochelle, Illinois.
"Tornado developed west of I-39 and widened as it moved toward the highway. The tornado entered it's wedge stage while crossing the highway and doing significant damage. The tornado then moved away toward the Fairdale community where at least one fatality has taken place and destruction took place. This large tornado churned across a long track and the National Weather Service will survey the damage starting tomorrow. Footage shot by Tyler Olson of Live Storms Media."
Link if video does not play: 4-9-15 Rochelle, Illinois Tornado.
More Tornado Footage
"Around 7pm, we began documenting a tornado forming near the Rochelle, IL area. We briefly lost visual while positioning closer to the tornado, but began filming again when we had visual of the massive tornado. We continued to follow and document the tornado the northeast until it dissipated south of Belvidere, IL at ~7:40pm CDT."
Link if video does not play: Rochelle to Kirkland, IL Complete Tornado Footage
Footage of Homes Being Demolished
Watch a huge tornado directly hit huge grain bins. I am surprised they survived the hit. With debris flying everywhere, some nearby homes didn't.
Link if video does not play: Rochelle, Illinois Tornado April 9 2015
Thanks to reader Mark for the links.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock