USA: "Large and extremely dangerous" tornado hit the suburbs of Chicago

USA: "Large and extremely dangerous" tornado hit the suburbs of Chicago
USA: "Large and extremely dangerous" tornado hit the suburbs of Chicago
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Over the weekend, a tornado struck suburban Chicago, damaging hundreds of homes, knocking down trees, causing power outages and injuring six people.

The National Weather Service has warned Chicagoans to stay home as a "massive and extremely dangerous tornado" hit Woodbridge, a suburb west of the city on Sunday.

By 5 a.m. Monday, authorities in Naperville, a city 25 miles west of Chicago, had received more than 120 reports of property damage and 450 reports of power outages.

Six people were also injured in Naperville, including one in critical condition. Sixteen houses were declared uninhabitable.

In Woodbridge, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago, there were no first casualties on Monday, but there were many reports of property damage and power outages.

Matt Friedlane, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Romeoville, Illinois, said authorities were investigating the tornado.

He noted that the wind speed in it ranged from 136 to 165 miles per hour, and it could lift debris up to 2,000 feet into the air over Chicago.

"We suspect it was one tornado. We do not know for sure, but based on the nature of the information and what we know about the nature of this event, we are leaning towards this," said Mr Friedlein at the briefing.

The warning of a serious threat was in effect until two in the morning.

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