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

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