KDR Media event chaser, Jodi Mair captured this large wedge tornado near Ottawa, IL as severe weather hit about 5:15 p.m.
Naplate police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:22 PM Tuesday to a report of a tornado touchdown near Center Street and 18th Street Naplate, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics responded to widespread tornado damage in Naplate and Ottawa, Illinois.
Ottawa Police reported one person was killed by the storm in the block of 700 State Street on the south side of Ottawa. At least one other person was seriously injured.
Major damage was reported at Center Street and 18th Avenue in Naplate, just east of the Illinois River, which is also just east of the location where the fatality was reported on State Street in Ottawa.
Firefighters in the Ottawa and Naplate first started toning out for mutual aid at about 5:22 p.m.
MABAS Division 25 EMS Box Alarm (Second Level) on Box #200 for a tornado touchdown.
Naplate Fire Department was requesting any available fire engine or rescue squad at 5:32 p.m.
Troy Grove was en route to Naplate with six firefighters on an engine by 5:41 p.m.
A MABAS Division 25 TRT Team was requested to Naplate Fire Department at 5:45 p.m. — report of houses “unacceptable” and reports of people possibly trapped.
Coal City 3192 and 3116 responded with six personnel on board by 5:46 p.m.
Light Towers were requested for Naplate at 6:20 p.m.
KDR Media chaser Skip Talbot captured this amazing tornado near Washburn, which is about 37 miles southwest of Ottawa, IL.
Tornado video in Toluca, Illinois below.
EMS BOX UNITS ASSIGNED …
EMS: Sheridan, Marseilles, Grand Ridge, Earlville, Seneca, LaSalle
STAGING: Staging at Ottawa Fire Department 301 West LaFayette
EMS 3RD LEVEL AT 06:22 PM
EMS: Ogilvie, Peru, Mendota A329
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: ??
See also …
The Times Ottawa, Illinois 1 confirmed dead in Ottawa storm; parts of Naplate damaged
WATCH: Large tornado near Ottawa, Illinois pic.twitter.com/aOng90SSxV
— newszbreakinwx (@newszbreakinwx) February 28, 2017
— Brandon Spinner (@wxSpinner89) March 1, 2017
Washburn, IL around 5:30pm. Unreal motion on this thing. pic.twitter.com/vUgUMCEfAo
— Paul Sieczka (@PaulSieczka) March 1, 2017
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KDR Media stringer, Mike Brady captured this tornado as it hit a structure and spread debris this afternoon near Toluca, which is about 27 miles southwest of Ottawa, Illinois.