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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BREAKING: Large Tornado- Possible Fatalities Near Ottawa IL

The tornado moved east along the Illinois River near Peru and Ottawa.

Parts of Ottawa IL south of the river were hard hit around 4:45 pm CST Tuesday afternoon..

Radio reports are of "a large wedge (shaped) tornado" near Ottawa- and a tree has apparently fallen either on a house or a vehicle in or near Ottawa- with "CPR in-progress" on one victim- "the other (victim) possibly DOA."

The Times
 online in Ottawa confirmed the fatality- "1 serious injury" and other unknown-number of non-serious injured.

The other man injured by that falling tree died Wednesday- according to CBS-2 in Chicago.

Video of that tornado along the Illinois River approaching Ottawa IL is HERE.

LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa, IL

At 5:10 pm- a tornado was reported in Marseilles IL with "damage to buildings" there.

At 5:25 pm- there is a mutual-aid "all-call" for tornado damage in the Ottawa IL area.. 

Numerous ambulances from outside agencies have been requested.

At 5:44 pm- a "3rd-alarm for a natural disaster" has been sounded for the Ottawa IL area- "ambulances only."

Ottawa IL

The town of Naplate IL was also struck- with more than "a half-dozen houses damaged" according to a spotter there.
Naplate IL

USA Storm Reports - 0700 28 Feb to 0700 CST 1 March 2017

For more of this violent mini-tornado outbreak and a long-track storm/tornado near Perryville MO to Ireland IN- click HERE.

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