Fatality Confirmed from the June 5th Dwight Tornado

A person who was seriously injured in the EF2 tornado that struck Dwight in Livingston County on the evening of June 5th has passed away from his injuries.  This makes the Dwight tornado the first killer tornado to strike the Chicago/Romeoville County Warning Area in six years, since the Utica F3 tornado of April 20th, 2004, that killed eight people.  It is also the twenty-second killer tornado to strike the Chicago/Romeoville County Warning Area since official records began in 1950.

Killer tornadoes in the Chicago/Romeoville County Warning Area since 1950 are as follows:

City/Town

Counties

Date

   Rating

        Fatalities

Dwight

Livingston

June 5th 2010

   EF2

1

Utica

La Salle

April 20th 2004

   F3

8

Plainfield

Will

August 28th 1990

   F5

29

Plainfield

Will

April 27th 1984

   F3

1

 

Porter

May 30 1980

   F1

1

Wilmington

Will

June 25th 1978

   F1

1

Lemont

Cook and DuPage

June 13th, 1976

   F4

2

DeMotte

Iroquois, Kankakee, Newton, Jasper, and Porter

March 12th, 1976

   F3

1

Northlake-Wilmette

DuPage/Cook

March 12th, 1976

   F2

2

Shorewood

Will

April 6th 1972

   F2

1

 

Ogle and Lee

April 6th 1972

   F2

1

Oak Lawn

Cook

April 21st 1967

   F4

33

Lake Zurich

Cook and Lake IL

April 21st 1967

   F4

1

Belvidere

Boone and McHenry

April 21st 1967

   F4

24

Arlington Heights

Cook

June 9th 1966

   F2

1

Channahon-Tinley Park

Grundy, Will, and Cook

November 12th 1965

   F2

2

Crystal Lake

McHenry and Lake IL

April 11th 1965

   F4

6

Bourbonnais

Kankakee, Newton, and Jasper

April 17th 1963

   F4

1

Chicago

Cook

March 4th, 1961

   F2

1

Harvard-Waukegan

McHenry and Lake IL

October 9th 1958

   F2

1

 

Livingston, Ford, and Kankakee

April 7th, 1954

   F3

1

 

La Salle and Lee

December 6th, 1951

   F3

1

 

 

-T. Lyza, 7/1/2010

 



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