East Peoria tornado

Post-tornado adjustments

Nov 25, 2013
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  The tornadoes that tore through Central Illinois a week ago left  apparent physical damage. But Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the memories of living through the natural disaster may also have an impact. 

City of Pekin GIS

New images gathered by the City of Pekin using satellite imagery shows the full scale of destruction as viewed from space. The city's GIS data from before and after the storm, 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 the website.  The large footprint of the damage is immediately evident, as is the debris field just outside of the areas in the nearby farm fields.

By selecting "bookmarks" on the upper right-hand side of the web page, users can also view additional overlays of satellite images.

Washington update and East Peoria tornado damage assessment complete

Nov 20, 2013
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: