November 17 tornadoes

Peoria Public Radio News
1:27 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Remembering November 17th in Tazewell County

Washington residents participate in a moment of silence during a remembrance ceremony at LaHood Park.
Denise Molina-Weiger Peoria Public Radio

A moment of silence happened Monday in remembrance of the November 17th tornadoes that hit Tazewell County. Residents and public officials attended the outdoor event in Washington’s LaHood Park, despite the frigid temperatures.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:32 am
Mon November 17, 2014

November 17th tornado victims share their stories

A year ago today a tornado that was a half-mile wide with 190-mile-an-hour winds started in East Peoria and cut a mean path through Washington. Another tornado was on the ground in Pekin.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:35 am
Tue October 14, 2014

HOI United Way project offers a new pathway

Credit Peoria Public Radio

It’s nearing the one year anniversary of the November 17th tornadoes that tore through the Midwest. Tazewell County and specifically the community of Washington was by far the hardest hit in the state that day because of the number of homes and businesses damaged.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:01 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Washington school districts evaluating financial situation post-tornado

The school districts in the City of Washington are evaluating the property tax horizon as the community is rebuilding from the EF-4 Tornado last November.

The school boards heard some of their options last night. The School Boards of Elementary and Middle School Districts 50, 51 and 52 met with the Board of the High School District 308.

At stake is determining the districts’ tax levies after the community lost about $8-million of its assessed value in the November 17th tornado last year.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:17 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Volunteers still needed in tornado clean up efforts

Compassion fatigue appears to be setting in for the communities impacted by the November 17th tornadoes. That’s according to the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Center that helps coordinate resources for those seeking assistance following the disaster.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Free home repair fraud prevention clinic in Washington

The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud is coming to Washington, Illinois. The non-profit organization is holding a free home repair fraud prevention clinic to educate homeowners on how to deal with contractors and avoid scams.

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:27 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Gov. Quinn announces more money for Washington

The city of Washington is again getting some financial help from the state as it recovers from last year’s devastating tornadoes. Governor Pat Quinn announced the city will receive five million dollars to improve its wastewater systems.

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:26 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Additional Disaster Relief for Tornado Victims

November 2013 tornado damage

Individuals affected by November’s tornado will be getting extra help in the recovery process. The American Red Cross is partnering with AmeriCares and Lutheran Disaster Response to provide disaster case management. The expanded services will benefit families in Champaign, Massac and Tazewell counties, the areas hardest hit by the tornado.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:08 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Accessing federal tornado relief funds

  FEMA officials encourage anyone displaced or directly impacted by the November 17th tornadoes to register for disaster relief. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:38 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Volunteers still needed in tornado zones

Debris stacked near the road. Washington residents continue to regroup post-tornado. Monday, December 2, 2013
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

East Peoria, Pekin and Washington continue post-tornado debris removal and volunteers are still needed.  

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