Two tornadoes touched down in Ogle and Dekalb counties Thursday evening, leaving one person dead and at least seven others injured.
Fairdale, Illinois was one of the communities impacted by the tornadoes. There are reportedly no outdoor warning sirens for tornadoes in Fairdale, where a 67-year-old woman was found dead in her home after a twister ripped through the community.
A news release from Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says the State Incident Response Center in Springfield has been activated to "ensure state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with public safety issues following tornado touchdowns in Illinois."
The release issued Thursday evening adds, "State officials are assessing the storm's impact and communicating with local response officials to determine if state resources are needed to ensure citizen safety."
Rauner says Illinois Emergency Management Agency officials have been sent to the impacted areas to assist with local response efforts.