Tornado Touchdown in Boone, Winnebago Counties Near Rockford, School Bus Tipped


House on Main Street, just northeast of Oak Street in Caledonia, Illinois.


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Google street view of the house above.

Rockford area police and firefighter/paramedics responded to a bus on its side near Harlem and Argyle Road in Caledonia, Illinois after the bus tipped on its side when a tornado touched down near the intersection. A Rockford School District bus driver and five children received only minor injuries. Four children on the bus complained of minor back pains as they were evacuated from the bus.

A tornado was possibly photographed at about 2:45 p.m. See Rockford Register Star Tornado Confirmed; Red Cross opens shelter in Poplar Grove


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Widespread power outages are also reported in the area with tens of thousands of ComEd customers without power.


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Tornado images and damage shown on WREX website includes …
High tension electricity tower bent 90 degrees
School bus tipped
Road signs flattened
Silos and farm automation equipment damaged
Barns leveled
Tornado touchdown images
Utility poles snapped
Houses and structures damaged
Quarter to half-inch hail
Sheet metal in trees

See Rockford Register Star …
Tornadoes touch down in Boone and Winnebago counties

See also …
WREX 13 NBC Affiliate Tornado reported near Rock Cut State Park, Caledonia


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