Ottawa, Illinois — According to numerous news reports after last night’s storm, Ottawa police say there is one fatality that was caused by the Tornado that touched down in the region.
One person was killed in Ottawa by a falling tree, local police confirm, and Saint Elizabeth Medical Center reports they received 14 patients as a result of the storm with injuries to the head, knee and arm areas. The person’s information who was killed was not released.
Ottawa police advice residents, displaced by storm damage to go to the Ottawa High School located at 211 East Main in Ottawa for help. The Red Cross will be responding with reunification efforts.
A LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa was hit by a tornado. There were no serious injuries reported at the nursing home. Patients at the nursing home were being transported from the home to Waltham South School in Utica.
Hail the size of baseball’s was reported.
Tim Creedon, Ottawa showed large hail stone pic.twitter.com/BlgwRVRyY1
— Jeff Dankert (@NT_LaSalle) March 1, 2017