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Tornado #10:  Westville Tornado (Vermilion County)


Westville tornado track

Westville Tornado

Google Map of the damage survey


Rating: EF-2
Peak wind: 130 mph
Touched down: 1:03 pm CST
2.8 miles northeast of Allerton
Lifted: 1:20 pm CST
4.4 miles northeast of Westville
Path length: 19.7 miles
Path width: 0.25 mile
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 1

Survey Results:

This tornado touched down in an open field 2.8 miles northeast of Allerton at 1:03 PM CST. The tornado tracked to the northeast for about 15 miles and did major damage to 2 homes, roof damage to 4 other homes, and destroyed 9 outbuildings, 4 garages, and 2 grain bins. Numerous trees and power poles were also snapped. The tornado crossed State Route 1 about 2 miles north of Westville, impacting the villages of Belgium and Hegeler where 1 person was injured. Nine homes sustained major damage, 26 had significant roof damage, and more than 100 had minor roof damage. The tornado also damaged more than 50 mobile homes, numerous garages and vehicles, and destroyed about 25 outbuildings. The tornado crossed the Vermilion River and moved through about a mile of forested area before dissipating 4.4 miles northeast of Westville and 3 miles west of the Indiana border. Total damage was estimated at $9.5 million.


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