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