Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

EF-0 tornado in Kirkland confirmed as cause of damage to Walnut Grove Vocational Farm

The greenhouse that was left in shambles by the wind in Monday's storm at DeKalb County Community Gardens' Walnut Grove Vocational Farm in Kirkland is unsafe to enter until repairs are made. Along with the greenhouse, the farm sustained other damage in the storm including dead plants, downed trees and broken outdoor furniture.
The greenhouse that was left in shambles by the wind in Monday's storm at DeKalb County Community Gardens' Walnut Grove Vocational Farm in Kirkland is unsafe to enter until repairs are made. Along with the greenhouse, the farm sustained other damage in the storm including dead plants, downed trees and broken outdoor furniture.

KIRKLAND – The National Weather Service confirmed that Kirkland experienced an EF-0 tornado during Monday’s derecho thunderstorm.

The storm and tornado caused approximately $50,000 in property damage to DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG)’s Walnut Grove Vocational Farm in Kirkland. The farm’ two greenhouses received the heaviest amount of damage from the storm and will need to be rebuilt.

The brief tornado, which lasted from 3:54 to 3:57 p.m. Monday, crossed Buck Road and Pearl Street before lifting in a field east of Myelle Road. The tornado had estimated peak winds of 80 mph, traveled 3 miles in length and had a maximum width of 40 yards.

The National Weather Service has confirmed 15 tornadoes across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana due to Monday’s storm.

For more information about Walnut Grove Vocational Farm and DeKalb County Community Gardens, visit www.dekalbgardens.org. Donations to DCCG or the farm can be made online or by mailing a check to 2280 Bethany Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.

Loading more