My sister and her family watched this F-4, 200 mph tornado cross the field directly behind their home. Thankfully her home was not damaged.
Fairdale, Illinois, the entire town leveled. Two women killed.
I give credit to the weather forecasters in my area. At times they were almost frantic following the paths of the tornadoes. The obvious distress could be heard in their voices and no doubt inspired the residents to pay heed and seek shelter.
The new radar equipment pinpoints rotation which allows minute by minute warnings. Thank you weather forecasters and thank you first responders.
After her close brush with the tornado, my sister wasn't able to sleep so she collected anything she thought victims and first responders might need and drove to Rochelle were the tornado touched down first.