Tornado does some damage in Deerfield, no injuries

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 18:31:02-04

Three employees of a machinery business in Deerfield escaped injury when a tornado ripped the roof off their building.

The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down briefly Thursday afternoon. It also knocked down trees and damaged a home and playground equipment in the village.

Employees at the International Machine Exchange said the building sustained extensive damage. First responders evacuated nearby businesses and a daycare when the smell of natural gas emanated from International Machine. Alliant Energy responded and the gas line was shut down.