Illinois Weather Trivia for April 11th

A tornado in northeast Illinois took the lives of 6 people near Crystal Lake. In a single subdivision, 45 homes were destroyed, and 110 had major damage. The tornado touched down near Crystal Lake, and ended 2 miles north of Wauconda. $1.5 million damage was reported. A separate tornado in Lake County touched down on Druce Lake, and moved east to near Gurnee.
Very heavy rainfall led to flash flooding across central Illinois on the 11th and 12th. Rainfall totals ranged as high as 5-1/4 inches in less than 6 hours. Two people drowned while trying to drive across flooded roads in Sangamon and Montgomery Counties. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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