How can I help the tornado victims of Illinois?
The Red Cross is making it easy to send a quick $10 donation simply by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999. Other donations can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting their website. They set up a disaster relief fund for tornado victims.
Has a tornado touched down in Illinois?
After conducting damage surveys, the National Weather Service confirmed at least seven tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois.
How wide was Fairdale tornado?
The tornado reached its maximum strength about the time it crossed I-39. By that point, the tornado was around 700 yards wide (7 football fields, or nearly 1/2 mile), and had winds near 200 mph. After crossing the interstate, the tornado plowed into Fairdale, destroying homes and killing 2 people.
When was the tornado in Fairdale Illinois?
April 9, 20152015 Rochelle–Fairdale, Illinois tornado / Start date
The 2015 Rochelle–Fairdale, Illinois tornado was an extremely violent and long-lived tornado that tore through the communities near Rochelle and in Fairdale, Illinois throughout the evening hours of April 9, 2015.
What month has the most tornadoes in Illinois?
The prime tornado period in Illinois is April through June, with 63% of Illinois’ tornadoes occurring during that time. Average number of tornadoes in Illinois is 54 per year, but there were none in 1919 and 1933, and as many as 124 tornadoes in 2006.
How can I help Naperville IL?
City of Naperville Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call 630-305-5340 and to leave a message, if necessary. -Monetary donations to help residents impacted by the storm can be made through the Red Cross’ website, according to officials.
How do you donate to a tornado victim?
Your gift is a commitment to helping people in need, and every single donation matters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Can a tornado hit Chicago?
The Cedar Lake to Crown Point EF-0 was the first recorded December tornado in and around the Chicago metro since consistent records began in 1950. It was also the first Dec. tornado in NWS Chicago’s warning area since 12/4/73 (Iroquois Co) & just the 4th on record since 1950.