At least 5 people injured, dozen homes damaged in IL tornado

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

Calling it a "life-threatening situation", the National Weather Service said on Sunday night that a "confirmed large and extremely unsafe tornado" landed near Woodridge, damaging some communities. A total of 130 homes were damaged. She said. About 450 power outages were reported. "Lots of utility poles and wires have fallen and the trees have been damaged", Lacroche said Monday morning.

About 30 minutes later, officials in the nearby village of Woodridge said a tornado touched down late Sunday. There were no reports of serious injuries in the area, but power lines and trees fell, prompting people to avoid the area.

Video showed several large trees downed and damage to homes and vehicles in the path of the storm.

The storm destroyed the second floor of the Woodridge family in Bridget Casey.

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The worst was reported in Naperville and Woodridge, Illinois, about 25 miles west-southwest of downtown Chicago just after 11 p.m., where National Weather Service radar detected a tornado debris signature, an indication of debris lofted by a tornado. It's news, "he says". The threat for 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". A tornado also hit eastern Iowa on Sunday night.

No fatalities were reported.

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