Woodridge Tornado Videos Show Widespread Destruction to Illinois Town

A strong tornado hit a Chicago suburb on Sunday evening causing severe damage to several homes, power lines and trees in the surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service in Chicago confirmed on its Twitter page at around 11:11 p.m. that a tornado had hit the village of Woodridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, as it urged anyone "in the path of this storm, take cover now!"

A few minutes later at 11:18 p.m. the weather service confirmed that the storm was on its way to nearby areas of Darien and Burr Ridge, and warned residents to "take cover" as it described the event as a "dangerous situation!"

At around 12:50 a.m. local time, the National Weather Service confirmed that the "severe threat" of the storm had ended in Chicago, but said that a thunderstorm watch would remain in effect for several counties in Indiana, as the weather event made its way to the neighboring state.

[11:11 PM CDT] Confirmed tornado (via tornado debris signature) near route 53/75th street in Woodridge. If you're in the path of this storm, take cover now! #ilwx

— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) June 21, 2021

Twitter users posted photos and videos of the damage caused by the storm in Woodridge on Sunday evening, as one piece of footage found on Snap Map appeared to show the roof of one property on the ground next to another building after being ripped off its home by the tornado.

#BREAKING: Tornado causes major damage in Woodridge, Illinois (30 miles SW of Chicago) @SnapMap https://t.co/JGGM7yS73F pic.twitter.com/ctU5AfgowR

— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) June 21, 2021

In that video, a woman could be heard saying: "Oh my God girl. So, is that our roof or is it their roof," as she attempted to make sense of the severe damage.

The Associated Press reported that live newscasts showed widespread damage to trees and power lines in the Woodridge area, while a gas leak and injuries to several residents were confirmed in nearby Naperville.

Twitter users also shared photos of fires in the Woodridge area that they said had been caused by power lines that were downed during the storm on Sunday night.

Emergency crews from Darien and the neighboring area of Lisle responded to Woodridge to offer support, while the police confirmed to ABC 7 that no serious injuries were reported from the storm.

The severe damage made it difficult for emergency services to reach people who needed help, as debris were reported in several parts of the area.

Although the weather service told residents in several parts of Indiana including Cedar Lake to take cover, by 1:00 a.m. the tornado had weakened, with the agency only warning of a thunderstorm.

The weather service said that it would update its website with "preliminary information" on the storms at around 7:00 a.m. local time and confirmed that "during the morning we'll be formulating plans for damage survey teams."

Newsweek has contacted the National Weather Service for comment.

Tornado hit Chicago suburb Woodbridge
Lighting strikes outside of Joliet, Illinois from a tornadic supercell that produced a tornado that struck Coral City on June 22, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. A strong tornado hit a Chicago suburb on Sunday evening causing severe damage to several homes and trees in the surrounding areas. Jon Durr/Getty Images