The 31st Anniversary of the Strongest August Tornado on Record in Plainfield, Illinois

The 31st Anniversary of the Strongest August Tornado on Record – Plainfield, Illinois

A moment of silence for the remembrance of everyone who remembered that terrible day... On the day this happened, I was due to go to work doing a tile installation for a client who worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He went out on that emergency. I knew it was a real bad storm…Read more The 31st Anniversary of the Strongest August Tornado on Record – Plainfield, Illinois

Never Forget…The Massive Oak Lawn Tornado – Peak of the Tornado Season is Now

Yesterday was the 54th Anniversary of a massive, then F4 tornado 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 33 deaths and a loss of over 100 homes including a family member, devastating damage to a high school…Read more Never Forget…The Massive Oak Lawn Tornado – Peak of the Tornado Season is Now

30th Anniversary of the Great Plainfield Tornado

A moment of silence for the remembrance of everyone who remembered the day... The day this happened, I was due to go to work doing a tile installation for a client who worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He went out on that emergency. I knew it was a real bad storm because even…Read more 30th Anniversary of the Great Plainfield Tornado

Derecho EF1 Tornado in Oak Forest, Illinois Photo #2

Tornado Hits Oak Forest, Illinois

The Versatileer Blog has been shut down all week due to having no power, after a major derecho storm spawning 15 different tornadoes came through on Monday about 4:00 pm. The local storm was identified as an EF-1 tornado in Oak Forest, Illinois by the National Weather Service: We confirmed an EF-1 tornado with peak…Read more Tornado Hits Oak Forest, Illinois

Tornado Season: Be Prepared!

This is the 52nd Anniversary of a massive, then F4 tornado 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 33 deaths and a loss of over 100 homes including a family member, devastating damage to a high school…Read more Tornado Season: Be Prepared!