Skip to comments.Tornado rips through Illinois
Posted on 11/17/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by nuconvert
A large tornado tore through Washington, Ill., east of Peoria on Sunday, the National Weather Service said, part of a dangerous line of fast-moving storms that ripped through the Midwest
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Looks like an F4
To make matters worse is the cold flowing in right behind the system.
I’m watching the temp drop, now. Might have to go in to work early.
There’s a series of tornado warnings along the front line, up and down the length of Indiana and into the western tip of Kentucky right now (3:45 PM EST). The front line is moving east, rather quickly, so this should be across Indiana and into Ohio before sundown.
Just awful. Prayers.
It hasn’t even gotten to me yet but it looks like the front is starting to get kind of ragged which is good.
‘the cold flowing in right behind the system.’
I sure do hate global warming.
He’s in Washington. Washington, DC. Not in Illinois anymore.
Here’s a twitter feed from a gal who is on the scene, posting pics as she can:
Just passed-through GRR about 15 minutes ago; reminiscent of springtime thunderstorms.
Prayers for all affected by this storm.
It looks as bad as typhoon ravaged Tacloban and Ormoc, but it is Illinois. 9 days to go.
>>>Prayers for all affected by this storm.>>>
YES. They need prayers.
Tornado rips through Illinois, Raises property value.
Lowers crime rate. Well it would if it hit Chitcago.
I haven't heard from my uncle who lives in Washington, and I've been told multiple others I know may have been hit, too.
It's a sad day for Central Illinois.
Terrible. I hope they’re all okay.
Have B-I-L and family in Washington, they are okay. From one of the other threads, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3092371/posts, I think most of the damage was north of Bus. 24
Good Luck and best wishes
Stay classy now, FReepers.
Brookport, IL, on the Southern end of the state, was hit hard too. 3 dead, many injured, many homeless now. The ER’s at the local (Metropolis, IL) hospital plus 2 pretty good sized hospitals over in Paducah were swamped, Sunday afternoon.
Churches are a BIG part of the relief effort.
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