Late last night, Naperville residents had about 3 minutes between hearing their local emergency sirens and the formation of a huge tornado with winds possibly over 100 mph. Residents in Naperville, Woodridge, and Darien suffered damage to their homes and communities. A few individuals ended up in the hospital and many lost their homes. Trees damaged power lines and many lost power. Tornadoes don’t leave a lot of time for you to react, so the best way to deal with them is to prepare ahead of time.
While this event didn’t impact the MVCC campus directly, tornadoes can affect any community. Here are some resources that will help you be ready in case the next disaster is in your area:
Tornado Preparedness Resources:
5 Things to Know When the Tornado Siren Blares (Alternative link)
Tornado Preparedness and Safety
Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Guide
Get Emergency Alerts on Your Phone
Apps and Social Media for Monitoring Severe Weather:
- NOAA Weather Radio (iOS)(Android)
- FEMA (iOS)(Android)
- National Weather Service Chicago (Twitter)(Facebook)
Want to help?
Suburban Chicago Tornado: How to Help Storm Damage Victims
Information about Volunteering, Donations, and Food Pantries