Peoria Public Radio News

Peoria Public Radio News
10:14 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Ameren restores power to most customers following storm

Credit Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

Ameren Illinois officials say they’ve restored service to a majority of those impacted by Sunday’s storms. More than 15-hundred crews and contractors were called to the area after tornadoes ripped through central Illinois.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:16 am
Thu November 21, 2013

IEMA Director talks tornadoes

IEMA Director Jonathon Monken

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency takes the lead coordinating responses to disasters in the state. The number of tornadoes Sunday were historic for a single day in November. That means IEMA has an unprecedented number of tornado disaster locations to handle. Jonathon Monken is the Director of the agency. He talked about the nature of the situation after the WTVP Red Cross Disaster Relief telethon in Peoria. The event raised nearly a million dollars for the victims of the tornadoes that hit communities including Washington, East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:18 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington update and East Peoria tornado damage assessment complete

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Weather condition may slow progress on the recovery efforts in Washington. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano has an update on the latest recovery and cleanup efforts following Sunday's tornado: 

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4:42 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Central Illinois Tornado Relief Telethon

Lead in text: 
Below is a LIVE web stream of the Central Illinois Tornado Relief Telethon from WTVP Public Media. Click on the links to watch the stream.
WTVP will be hosting a TORNADO RELIEF TELETHON this Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7-10:30pm. All monies raised will go directly to the American Red Cross - Central Illinois Chapter for disaster relief here in our affected communities.
Peoria Public Radio News
1:07 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Storm clean up tips for East Peoria residents

The city of East Peoria is giving residents some tips as they clean up from Sunday’s storms. Minor debris such as brush and limbs that were blown into yards will be picked up by the Public Works Department. They can also be burned as long as they don’t contain any house debris. Burning must take place during daylight hours and on non-windy days through November 30th. Trees larger than five inches in diameter must be hauled away.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:07 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington High School football players deal with tornado aftermath

This has not been an easy week for the Washington, Illinois High School Football Team. Instead of just preparing for a playoff game this weekend, they have one of the largest distractions imaginable, an EF-4 tornado that hit their community. Illinois Public Radio’s Charlie Schlenker has more.

The Washington Panthers are practicing at Illinois State University's Hancock Stadium in Normal getting ready for Saturday's Class Five-A Semifinal game in Springfield against Sacred Heart-Griffin. At least nine of the team lost their homes in Sunday's Tornado.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:43 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Tornado victims to be reunited with photos and other personal effects

One of the many photos found in northern Illinois
Credit PHOTOS found from Nov 17, 2013 Illinois Storms/Tornadoes

The Morton Public Library will serve as the reunion point for photographs and other personal effects carried away by Sunday’s storms.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:22 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington recovery begins

A Washington, Illinois resident tries to secures what's left of their home. There are some homes in the tornado's path with nothing left to secure.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Washington city officials are working with IDOT to clear the rubble out of the streets after Sundays E-F-4 tornado. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports their trying to make access safer and easier: 

Residents who live in the hardest hit parts of Washington are being allowed to returned to their homes this morning through five o’clock this evening. Washington Police Chief Don Volk says East and West Traffic on Business Route 24 is running in the South lanes, one in each direction in.

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Government
8:56 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager

A new general manager takes the helm at Springdale Cemetery Wednesday.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes after months of searching:
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Storm Recovery
5:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Updated Storm Relief Information

Credit State Farm

 

Storm Relief Information  

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