Tornadoes Tear Across Stateline Leaving 1 Dead [VIDEO]
A large tornado that hit the town of Fairdale has left one person dead, ten injured and more than a dozen homes destroyed.
DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller says a 67-year-old woman was found dead inside her home after the tornado hit around 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Seven others were hospitalized.
Authorities say they had searched every structure in the town for additional victims. DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott says authorities are in the process of accounting for every resident, including those who may have left before the storm.
Approximately 20 additional homes were severely damaged or destroyed in Ogle County in Rochelle and Flagg Center, where no deaths or significant injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, authorities say fourteen people trapped in a Rohelle restaurant have been rescued. The people were trapped inside Grubsteakers restaurant when a tornado swept across the area late Thursday. The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb reports none of the victims pulled from the collapsed building were injured.
Winnebago County Sheriff's spokesman Ken DeCoster says funnel clouds were spotted near Rockford, but did not touch down.
A dispatcher with the McHenry County Sheriff's Department said they received several reports of tornadoes in the area of Woodstock. However, there were no reports of damage.
Eyewitness News chief meteorologist Candice King was live throughout the storm. Here's her reaction and analysis of the day:
State Rep. Tom Demmer, who will join "Riley & Scot" Friday morning, watched the twister roar past his Rochelle office: