Tornadoes touched down across the Midwest Thursday—with reported twisters in Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio. At least one person has died due to tornado-related injuries.
This following a reported eight tornadoes Wednesday in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. The tornadoes are part of a severe storm that affected an estimated 95 million people on Thursday.
The glaring headline of the night’s severe weather activity took place in Rochelle, Ill., where a tornado with winds reported at 91 miles per hour destroyed local restaurant Grubsteakers, and trapped 12 people underneath the rubble in the basement. All were safely rescued Thursday evening.
WATCH: Video of a rescue from Grubsteakers earlier tonight after a tornado hit the restaurant near Rochelle. https://t.co/c2msDes5Rw— 23 WIFR (@23WIFR) April 10, 2015
What's left of Grubsteakers Restaurant after tonight's tornado. 12 trapped in the basement, all safely rescued. pic.twitter.com/0YxVLtYukH— Dan Cohen (@DanCohenWREX) April 10, 2015
Among the 20 destroyed homes in the rural, northwest town of Rochelle (population: 9,500) and its surrounding Ogle County was the Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle’s.
Tornado damage in Fairdale, Illinois pic.twitter.com/lT11l2grEe— agitator in chief (@soit_goes) April 10, 2015
More severe weather is in the Midwest’s imminent forecasts.
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