2nd Man Dies from Ottawa Tornado; 3rd Man Dies In Crossville
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 03, 2017,
Mar 03, 2017, 2:49
Tornadoes were also reported in Standard, Ottawa, Marseilles and Morris.
Johnson of Ottawa was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at a Peoria hospital.
Johnson had been standing with his father-in-law, spouse and brother-in-law when the twister came roaring through, according to media reports.
They were working in their backyard in Ottawa when high winds blew a big tree down onto both of them.
The entire town including districts like Kankakee County in Illinois, Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter Counties in IN are under tornado watch until 4 am (local time). Meanwhile, about 20 total tornadoes have been confirmed across the Midwest from Tuesday's storm, according to a Weather Center report.
A third person in Southern Illinois also died after a tornado hit the town of Crossville Tuesday. That man has been identified as Thomas McCord, 71, and was in front of his home when the tornado hit, according to ABC 7.
People in LaSalle County still have a lot of cleaning up to do, after tornadoes ravaged the towns of Naplate and Ottawa on Tuesday, killing two people.
Fourteen were injured in the tornado that hit Ottawa and nearby Naplate. Several residents reported bumps and bruises.
Naplate Fire Chief John Nevins estimates about 50 homes were damaged in the village west of Ottawa.
Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the region Wednesday and thanked first responders.
As part of significant thunderstorm risk, there may be hail larger than golf ball size, wind damage and flooding, according to the National Weather Service website. The National Weather Service rated numerous tornadoes that crossed the state from Perryville, Missouri on the Mississippi River to White County on the IN border as EF-2 to EF-3 on the 0 to 5 scale.