As residents across the Chicago region continue to assess the damage caused by powerful storms late Sunday, new details have emerged, including confirmation of a second tornado.
According to the National Weather Service, an EF0 tornado, with maximum winds of 85 mph, touched down in Plainfield, carving a 3.2-mile path to southwest Romeoville before dissipating near the Mistwood Golf Club.
Mistwood staff shared via Twitter that the course sustained minimal tree damage. “We are very fortunate the tornado lifted. … Our thoughts are with those in Naperville, Woodridge and other communities who saw far more severe damage.”
On Monday, the National Weather Service determined the first tornado, which devastated homes in the Naperville/Woodridge/Darien area, was an EF3, with peak winds speeds of 140 mph found near Princeton Circle in Naperville.
The Naperville twister was the strongest to hit so close to the city of Chicago since 1991, the weather service said.
Survey crews are still assessing damage, with a team heading to Northwest Indiana to look at damage in or near the communities of Hobart, South Haven and Chesterton.
Only a handful of serious injuries related to the storms have been reported, and no deaths. Officials are crediting early warnings as well as people taking cover for saving lives.
(4/5) The weather pattern ahead of & during Sunday's tornadic event had several things going for it, though "nitty gritty" details did not emerge until evening. The lack of widespread storms during the afternoon probably helped the atmosphere remain more explosive after dark. pic.twitter.com/zJMJzF0PBu
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) June 22, 2021