Woodridge, Illinois tornado: Teen rescues brother, 6, as storm destroys second floor of home

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WOODRIDGE, Ill. (WLS) — As a tornado landed in the western suburbs Sunday night causing extensive damage and some injuries, a Woodridge teen came to the rescue of his six-year-old brother.

The tornado ripped off the roof of Casey’s home on Woodridge Drive, leaving their second floor exposed.

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Tornado touches down in DuPage County, with damage reported in Woodridge, Naperville

The family of five managed to make it out uninjured and 16-year-old Nathan Casey came to the rescue of his younger brother.

“I got out of my room because I was like ‘Oh, somebody fell upstairs’ and I saw that there was no roof and I heard my brother crying for help so I ran upstairs, broke down the door and got him out and I got everybody downstairs, grabbed all of my scouting gear and stuff like that,” Nathan Casey said

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Homeowner Bridget Casey said, “It all happened so fast, it was kind of like a ‘whoosh.'”

She said some of her kids were able to grab photo albums and when firefighters arrived, they checked the debris to find her husband’s ashes.

A firefighter went up there and he actually found him, ” Casey said.

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