Repairs still underway 1 year after EF-3 tornado hit Woodridge, Naperville, Darien

Repairs still underway 1 year after EF-3 tornado hit Woodridge, Naperville, Darien

WOODRIDGE, Unwell. (TOC) — Monday marks one 12 months since a devastating twister tore by way of the west suburbs.

Dozens of houses have been broken in DuPage County when an EF-3 twister touched down in Naperville, Darien and Woodridge late at evening when many individuals have been sleeping. Eight folks have been harm and a pregnant lady misplaced her child after that storm.

READ MORE: Naperville residents share harrowing twister tales

The Woodridge mayor and the board of trustees proclaimed Monday “Woodridge Robust Day” as a option to acknowledge volunteers and companies serving to to rebuild as houses within the space are nonetheless being repaired.

Adam St. James remembered speeding right down to the basement together with his household after he heard sirens within the distance.

“The home was simply being pelted… and we’re all within the basement toilet with our cats,” St. James mentioned. “And it was the loudest wind we ever heard, tunneling between the 2 homes I suppose. We have been fairly fearful. It was fairly scary.”

READ MORE: Naperville twister victims annoyed by gradual insurance coverage, unfinished repairs 6 months later

St. James needed to pay for repairs, together with the elimination of enormous tree branches, out of his personal pocket, however did handle to get assist from the village and different organizations.

A second of silence was held at 11:10 a.m. to honor the residents right here, and acknowledge efforts and generosity of volunteers that helped after the twister hit.

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