Illinois tornado videos and photos – Apocalypse in Rochelle, IL

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A tornado touched down near Rochelle, Ill., Thursday evening, leaving one dead and causing substantial damage.

Eleven more people were treated for injuries at local hospitals.

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The fatality took place in Fairdale, Ill., Patti Thompson, public information officer for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, confirmed for USA TODAY early Friday.

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The tiny hamlet of Fairdale is about 60 miles northwest of Chicago and took a direct hit when a large twister crossed Interstate 39.

Now enjoy these incredible videos and photos of this severe tornadic weather event!

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Franklin Grove tornado: This is the beginning of the tornado that ended up going through Rochelle, Illinois:

Then it grew up in strength and power to take apocalyptic dimensions near Rochelle, Illinois:

Even trucks weren’t stable enough and crashed ahead of the tornado:

This is how the tornado looked like from I 39 in Illinois! Insane!

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That must have been crazy!

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