Storm Chaser Gets Up Close to Huge Tornado in North Illinois

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 201710 views
Published: May 28, 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 <a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/01/cleanup-repairs-begin-after-tornadoes-leave-1-dead-in-lasalle-county/" target="_blank">was killed</a> after the <a href=":http://wgntv.com/2017/02/28/tornado-warnings-extended-east-into-portions-of-kendall-grundy-and-eastern-lasalle-counties-damage-threat-high/" >tornado passed through LaSalle County, where Marseilles is located, on February 28</a>.

Several tornadoes hit north-central Illinois, <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/159205" target="_blank">including Washburn</a>, on February 28 as intense storms rolled across the state.

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