Storms http://peoriapublicradio.org en Washington launches shop local campaign amid recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-launches-shop-local-campaign-amid-recovery <p></p><div>Washington is focused on financial as well as physical recovery from last month's tornado. &nbsp;The city's Chamber of Commerce launched a new campaign called 'Visit, Shop, Eat Washington'. &nbsp;Mayor Gary Manier says the goal is to get residents from other communities to shop in the town:</div><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:48:40 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16573 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington launches shop local campaign amid recovery New Images Put Tornado Damage Into Broad Perspective http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-images-put-tornado-damage-broad-perspective <p>New images gathered by the City of Pekin using satellite imagery shows the full scale of destruction as viewed from space. The city's <a href="http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/swipe-midwest-tornadoes/" target="_blank">GIS data from before and after the storm,</a> was referenced and compiled using ESRI software to reveal the path of destruction that Sunday's EF-4 in Washington took. The EF-2 tornado damage in Pekin, and East Peoria is also displayed in <a href="http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/swipe-midwest-tornadoes/" target="_blank">the website</a>.&nbsp; The large footprint of the damage is immediately evident, as is the debris field just outside of the areas in the nearby farm fields.<br /><br />By selecting "bookmarks" on the upper right-hand side of the <a href="http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/swipe-midwest-tornadoes/" target="_blank">web page</a>, users can also view additional overlays of satellite images.</p><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:26:59 +0000 Daryl Scott 15347 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Images Put Tornado Damage Into Broad Perspective Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/volunteers-help-washington-residents-devastated-storms <p></p><div>Volunteers and first responders helped residents recover from yesterday’s devastating storms in Central Illinois. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on some of the efforts:</div><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:25:52 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15074 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms Police Extend Curfew Following Tornado http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-extend-curfew-following-tornado <p><em>UPDATED </em></p><p><span dir="ltr" id=":11j">In the aftermath of Sunday's tornadoes,</span> the City of Pekin will once again enforce a &nbsp;9pm to 6am curfew for areas on Sheridan from 2<sup>nd</sup> &nbsp;to 8<sup>th</sup> street, including areas north between those streets to Lakeside. Pekin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Police will continue to heavily patrol all damaged areas. Residents are encouraged to call the following numbers if they need assistance, or are wanting to volunteer. This is a hotline that went live Thursday set up by the Emergency Operations Center.</span></p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:21:23 +0000 Daryl Scott & Alex Rusciano 15071 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police Extend Curfew Following Tornado Tornadoes Level Homes Across Tri-County Area http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tornadoes-level-homes-across-tri-county-area <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:'Courier New'">Heavy storms and at least one tornado ripped through Central Illinois <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_449996760" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Sunday</span></span> morning. Peoria Public Radio's&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:'Courier New'">Alex Rusciano reports the storms devastated parts of Washington.</span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-bottom:0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:48:51 +0000 Daryl Scott, Alex Rusciano & Denise Molina-Weiger 15065 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tornadoes Level Homes Across Tri-County Area