Storm damage has left families in the Willowbrook area roofless. The areas around Willowbrook, Berwyn and Forest Park likely suffered straight-line wind damage, with likely wind gusts 50 to 60 mph.
People were evacuated by DuPage County sheriff’s deputies who were called to the apartment complex on Honeysuckle Rose Lane after its roof blew off Tuesday around 2:40 p.m. The Red Cross is helping 130 people who are temporarily homeless because of the damage to that building, as reported by ABC7 news.
In Forest Park, the storms damaged a cemetery next to a mall, ripping up grave markers and headstones.
In Berwyn, one family is thankful an 81-year-old man wasn’t hurt when winds toppled a tree onto the roof of his house, crushing part of it.
In west suburban Forest Park, about six or seven vehicles sustained major damage when winds blew both an air conditioning unit off an Ultra Foods store and a portion of the Blue Monkey t-shirt store, according to police. Several grocery store patrons were loading groceries into their vehicles at the time. Several trees were downed in the village.