Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu June 5, 2014
Washington schools honors city for tornado recovery efforts
“Allowing us to get our contractors in, providing us with information, access and support so that we could just re-open, and we were very thankful to get re-opened after Thanksgiving break...this was a Herculean effort by a lot of people,” Allaman says.
Allaman says educators were forced go through security checkpoints to access school buildings after the storm. Mayor Gary Manier says the city made the schools a top priority for debris removal and security after the tornado.