| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Dangerous hurricane hits Chicago suburbs

A huge tornado was reported in southern DuPage County, both radar-indicated and by local storm spotters around 11:10 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service is expected to confirm its strength and path in the coming hoursThe tornado began in Naperville before it moved into Woodridge. Woodridge police said the tornado touched down east of Route 53 between 83rd Street and 75th Street. The tornado then traveled east to the Lemont Road area.

The tornado then moved into the Darien and Burr Ridge area. ABC& Meteorologist Tracy Butler said the tornado could have traveled as many as 15 miles.

Police said there are no reports of significant injuries but people are asked to avoid the area because of the damage.

Survey teams from the NWS will likely be dispatched on Monday to survey the damage caused by these dangerous storms.

Fortunately, clean-up efforts will not be hindered by Mother Nature early this week.

“In the wake of the damaging thunderstorms that rolled through the Chicago suburbs late Sunday night, conditions will rapidly improve during the day on Monday for any clean-up efforts taking place,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham said.