Melissa Denker, who lives in Dunham Township, was out looking for the tornado last night and she found it.
First, she took the photo below of a big black cloud:
The second photo shows the funnel cloud:
Last night when I asked another resident of Dunham Township what had happened I got the following reply:
I haven’t been outside yet, but so far everything looks OK.
I believe that most of the really violent part of the storm went west and east of us.
That is the good fortune of this particular location.
I’ll let you know of anything I hear.
This morning, this additional information was sent:
After a walk down our driveway (a long one), around the yard and a bit of the hay field, I know that we were very, very lucky last night.
I don’t yet know who got hit last night, but our place has a scatter of various types of insulation, splinters of wood, and some pieces of steel siding such as is used on farm buildings and some other debris spread across our place.
But not so much south or north of us.
A Friday afternoon update from the same source:
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I had business that took me to Marengo and Woodstock today.
Some debris scattered around the fields on the way to Marengo from Harvard and later I saw more on the way from Marengo to Woodstock.
Later still I saw more along Alden Road and McGuire Roads.
My husband and I think that it well may be from the tornado that struck that small town near Rockford.
When my husband was clearing up bits of debris on our place he found a page from what looks like a bank statement from over in that area south of Rockford.
And, in case you would like to help the devastated people in Fairdale, here is the place to send a check:
Fairdale Relief Fund
C/O Alpine Bank
P.O. Box 6086
Rockford, IL 61125-1086