Storm Chaser Gets Up Close to Huge Tornado in North Illinois

StoryfulPublished: March 2, 2017112 views
Published: March 2, 2017

Storm chaser Greg Belt had a close encounter with a huge tornado as it passed over a road in front of him just north of Marseilles, Illinois, on February 28. Belt told Storyful after the tornado sighting, he drove by damaged structures and a downed radio tower. At least one person was killed after the tornado passed through LaSalle County, where Marseilles is located, on February 28. Several tornadoes hit north-central Illinois, including Washburn, on February 28 as intense storms rolled across the state.

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