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Spring Storm Season in Full Gear: Northern Illinois Tornados

Fairdale Tornado

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Spring has finally arrived in the Midwest, and that usually means strong thunderstorms, hail, wind, and tornados.  On April 9th, close to 6pm, a massive EF-4 tornado touched down near Roselle, Illinois.  Another dangerous tornado hit the small town of Fairdale, destroying most of the town, killing two.


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The Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International is set up in the small town of Esmond, Illinois, just south of Fairdale.  Many hands make short work, and farmers need help clearing their fields, so they can begin planting in late April or early May.


You can go back to the home page,, and scroll down to the “Volunteer” button if you can help out.  You can pre-register now, and be available for this or any disaster.  Even if you don’t have tools or any special skills, volunteers are always needed to clean up after storms.  If you can’t volunteer, but still want to participate, click the donate button and give today!  Your help is much appreciated!



Dairy farm (if used, Ill find owner Rick Fritz photograher)

Photo credit: Paul W Taylor, Esmond, IL