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Tornadoes Touch Down in Suburbs

By Tim State in News on Jun 8, 2008 12:59PM

Today’s forecast calls for more thunderstorms. Hopefully, though, not as severe as last evening’s storm, which brought multiple tornadoes to Cook, Will and Lake Counties in Illinois, parts of Wisconson and Northwest Indiana. This morning there are reports of six people injured by the storm system that many are saying caught them by surprise. Joe Rodawold of Wilmington told the S-T:

I had the adrenaline shakes going. I had never seen a tornado before, and I hope I never see another one again in my life. But at the same time, it was amazing.

Parts of Indiana saw as much as 10 inches of rain, causing flooding that forced the Coast Guard to rescue residents trapped in their homes. [S-T, Trib, WBBM]