At least 5 people injured, dozen homes damaged in Illinois tornado

A fence is damaged in Woodbridge Illinois after the National Weather Service said a tornado was confirmed on radar on Sunday night

A fence is damaged in Woodbridge Illinois after the National Weather Service said a tornado was confirmed on radar on Sunday night

The tornado touched down shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday near the suburban town of Woodridge, about 30 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the National Weather Service.

"Gov. J.B. Pritzker echoed that in a tweet, saying "(Sunday night's) tornadoes in the suburbs near Chicago were a reminder to prepare ahead of time for severe weather.

Chicago-area utility Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd) website showed that more than 34,000 customers were without power as the thunderstorms swept through.

Naperville city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche says at least five people, including a woman who was listed in critical condition, were hospitalized in Naperville, where 16 homes were left "uninhabitable" after the late Sunday storm.

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There have been no reports of any serious injuries or fatalities. The news outlet added that there were no fires, but there were lots of gas breaches.

At least a dozen homes sustained extensive damages, including torn roofs, fallen trees and broken windows, Naperville Fire Chief Mark Pucknaitis said.

The website of ComEd, a unit of Exelon Corp, showed about 12,000 customers were without power in DuPage County alone while about 8,000 customers were in the dark in Cook County, which includes Chicago. The storm outbreak traveled east and ended shortly after 1 a.m., the NWS said.

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