Washington Tornado

Peoria Public Radio News
6:49 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Post-tornado adjustments

Credit 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. 

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State News
6:35 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Rivals Help Level Playing Field For Tornado-Shattered Team

A Panther Pride sign cheers Washington High School's undefeated football team amid debris from last week's tornado.
Anthony Souffle MCT /Landov

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 10:31 am

Competition and compassion meet on the field in Springfield, Ill., Saturday, when two central Illinois high school football teams face off for a spot in the state championship. One team is a perennial powerhouse, but the other is from a town that was all but leveled by a tornado.

Last week, linebacker Kevin Scott and the rest of the Washington Community High School Panthers were celebrating. They'd just made school history with a 12-0 record, capped off with a Saturday win that sent them to the semi-finals.

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Storm Recovery
11:58 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Washington Tornado Information and How to Donate

The work goes on to help Washington recover from the complete devistation left after the Sunday, November 17, 2013 tornado.
Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio

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Tornado Coverage
10:26 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

New Images Put Tornado Damage Into Broad Perspective

Before and after photos offer chilling review of tornado damage in Washington, Illinois.
Credit 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.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:18 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington update and East Peoria tornado damage assessment complete

Credit 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: 

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4:42 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Central Illinois Tornado Relief Telethon

Lead in text: 
Below is a LIVE web stream of the Central Illinois Tornado Relief Telethon from WTVP Public Media. Click on the links to watch the stream.
WTVP will be hosting a TORNADO RELIEF TELETHON this Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7-10:30pm. All monies raised will go directly to the American Red Cross - Central Illinois Chapter for disaster relief here in our affected communities.
Peoria Public Radio News
1:22 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington recovery begins

A Washington, Illinois resident tries to secures what's left of their home. There are some homes in the tornado's path with nothing left to secure.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Washington city officials are working with IDOT to clear the rubble out of the streets after Sundays E-F-4 tornado. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports their trying to make access safer and easier: 

Residents who live in the hardest hit parts of Washington are being allowed to returned to their homes this morning through five o’clock this evening. Washington Police Chief Don Volk says East and West Traffic on Business Route 24 is running in the South lanes, one in each direction in.

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Storm Recovery
5:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Updated Storm Relief Information

Credit State Farm

 

Storm Relief Information  

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