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National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in Northern Illinois

Thursday, June 13, 2013
A 100-year-old barn was destroyed by an EF-0 tornado that touched down briefly near Manteno, Ill. in Kankakee County during Wednesday evenings severe weather outbreak.

A 100-year-old barn was destroyed by an EF-0 tornado that touched down briefly near Manteno, Ill. in Kankakee County during Wednesday evening's severe weather outbreak. (National Weather Service)

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The National Weather Service now confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois during Wednesday night's powerful storms.

An EF-1 tornado hit south of Shabbona in Dekalb County. It knocked down many trees.

The second one, an EF-0, was briefly on the ground northwest of Manteno in Kankakee County.

Wind speeds were clocked at 85 miles per hour. A horse barn was leveled and one animal was killed. No people were hurt.

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