Yesterday was the 56th Anniversary of a massive, then an F4 tornado (original Fujita scale) that did devastating damage in the community of Oak Lawn, IL. The tornado left a 16-mile long path of over 200 yards wide and an unfortunate 33 casualties total, and a loss of over 100 homes (including on of my family members), devastating damage to a high school near the close of a school day on that Friday afternoon–and more. I therefore am providing tips and pointers on being prepared!
Diagram Image: One of the worst tornado outbreaks for northern IL with three F4s devastates Belvidere, Lake Zurich, & Oak Lawn, IL – Weather Forecast Office in Chicago, IL
Damage Photo: One of the worst tornado outbreaks for northern IL with three F4s devastates Belvidere, Lake Zurich, & Oak Lawn, IL
Pinterest Image courtesy of and photo by Oak Lawn Public Library on Flickr
Photo showing the actual tornado as it approaches the E. J. Korvette’s shopping center parking lot then located on the southwest side, near the intersection of 87th Street & Cicero Avenue on the Oak Lawn side in Illinois
YouTube Video courtesy @DennisRobaugh-OnTheNews
Video showing how devastating the monster tornado was. My hair still stand up on this one!
Safety is the upmost important factor in any disaster. Once disaster strikes, the outcome of recovery both financially and just in general can be very disastrous in itself. I am reaching out to give Resources For Recovery information, should a disaster of any type strike, so that the information is available to you, for your reference. So here is my article: The Danger of Tornadoes ’23 – Spring & Summer Weather Series + Resources
See Tips: Preparedness Before, During & After a Tornado:
The Danger of Tornadoes ’23 – Spring & Summer Weather Series + Resources https://t.co/wuYJdS2RCo
— Jerry Marquardt (@Versatileer) March 27, 2023
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Tropical Activity & Wildfires Report, Tropical Systems-Atlantic & Pacific + wildfire forecasts:
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Photos of Oak Forest’s 2020 Derecho EF1 Tornado in Oak Forest, Illinois:
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One thought on “Never Forget…Revisiting the Massive Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967 – Peak of the Tornado Season ’23 is Now!”
This happened a couple years before me. But I grew up with a boy who’s grandmother was in her car in Oak Lawn, tornado picked up the car and thankfully she lived. But she dealt with injuries for the rest of her life. Thank you for this.