severe weather http://peoriapublicradio.org en Train Derailment in northern Peoria County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/train-derailment-northern-peoria-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div>A train derailment in northern Peoria County left more than 40 rail cars off the tracks but no injuries. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train was heading west near the community of Laura, Illinois. The incident came as severe thunderstorms moved through the area. Andy Williams is a spokesman with BNSF. He says no roadways were blocked by the train, and crews are working to clear the two rail lines:</div><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:16:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tamie Yost 22508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Train Derailment in northern Peoria County 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 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 Closings, Cancelations, and Winter Weather Updates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/closings-cancelations-and-winter-weather-updates <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">Updated January 28, 5:55 A.M.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline;">Here are the latest weather updates from the Peoria Public Radio Newsroom</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wind Chill Warning</span></strong></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:24:31 +0000 WCBU Staff 4614 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Closings, Cancelations, and Winter Weather Updates