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Huge tornado rips through towns south of Rockford

Posted by wlpo on April 10, 2015

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) – A large tornado that hit Fairdale left one person dead, seven injured and more than a dozen homes destroyed.

DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller says a 67-year-old woman was found dead inside her home after the tornado hit around 7:15 Thursday night. Seven others were hospitalized.

First responders have searched every structure in the town for additional victims. DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott says they are in the process of accounting for everybody in Fairdale, including those who may have left before the storm.

Approximately 20 additional homes were severely damaged or destroyed in nearby Ogle County, where no deaths or severe injuries happened.

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