Images taken in Naperville before and after the tornado tore the suburban community show the power of a storm that completely destroyed the house, leaving only debris and foundation.
The completely destroyed house is located in 1800 blocks of the Princeton Circle, one of more than 20 that was considered uninhabitable after the tornado.
A Google Earth image of a house in front of stormy weather on Sunday shows a two-story gray house of the same size and style as a nearby house.
However, after the tornado struck, the image of the scene shows only part of the debris and foundation on which the house once stood.
Naperville officials said the tornado landed at around 11:10 pm in the area just south of 75th Avenue and Ranchview Drive before moving east.
At that time, there was a couple in the house and they were injured in the storm. Two of the eight were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Naperville officials said Monday that at least 22 homes were left uninhabited and more than 130 homes suffered at least some property damage.
A National Weather Service spokesman said on Monday that the tornado would land first in Naperville, then the Woodridge and Darien areas would move from west to east late Sunday night, ending near Willow Springs.
Based on an early damage assessment of the Naperville area, the NWS estimated that the Twister was an Enhanced Fujita Scale EF-3, packed with wind speeds of nearly 140 mph.
The damage investigated by the team was “matching the wind speed” corresponding to the EF-1 or EF-2 tornado, but one pocket of damage near the Princeton Circle in Naperville was rated EF-3. Matching, twister packing wind speeds of 136-165 mph.
Introduced in 2007, the Enhanced Fujita Scale uses gusts estimated in 3 second increments to determine the strength and strength of the tornado.
All estimates are tentative and additional information about tornado paths, lengths and widths will accumulate over the course of a few days as investigators continue to work.
Images before and after the dismantled home show Naperville Tornado Power – NBC Chicago
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