Tornadoes in Illinois – 6 Fatalities

November 17th, 2013 at 9:02 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Peoria Hail twoPeoria tornado fourpeoria tornado five     Peoria tornado two Peoria tornado one  Here’s some pictures of tornado damage and hail from about 10 miles east of Peoria, Illinois.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  Video of that tornado.  Photos hereWalk thru the debris.     The storms have caused at least five fatalities and over 70 injuries (some critical).  Towns hardest hit were New Minden, east of St. Louis, where the NWS has confirmed an EF4 tornado with winds of 166-200 mph.  There were two fatalities in New Minden.  One of the victims was blown 100 yards out of his house…and Brookport along the Ohio River, where there are 3 fatalities.  The tornado in Washington IL has not been rated, but could be as high as EF4.  There was one fatality with that tornado.  A tornado in Coal City was rated EF2.  I-55 was “a mess” in Will County, covered with debris and downed wires.  The city of Chicago responed to 170 calls of downed branches and wires in roads and 40 flooded viaducts.   So far, there have been 81 reports of tornadoes and over 610 total  reports of tornadoes, severe t-storm winds and large hail.   Here’s the Consumers Energy Outage Map, so you can see who has power and who doesn’t.     Here’s Storm Reports from SW Michigan, N. Michigan, E. Michigan, N. Indiana, Central Indiana, NE Illinois, Central Illinois and Southern Illinois.  (pics. from WEEK-TV)

12 Responses to “Tornadoes in Illinois – 6 Fatalities”

  1. gunLakeDeb says:

    Sadly, the weather forecasts were very accurate. I hope people heeded the warnings and that kept the casualties down….

    1. gunLakeDeb says:

      Still no power here at Gun Lk.
      Sadly, the weather forecasts were very accurate. I hope people heeded the warnings and that kept the casualties down….

  2. Cliff(Scotts) says:

    Prayers for everyone effected by this crazy weather. So thankful we dodged a bullet today. Lots of areas without power and that is all thankfully.

  3. Skot says:

    Thankfully nothing major in Marne. Period. Went M 104 to Spring Lake at 6 pm and nothing either.

  4. INDY says:

    Bill and crew good job this week’end getting us ready and keeping us all safe in West Michigan when we needed it most!!! Storm team 8 First Best Live!!! INDYY……

    1. Jack says:

      88888888 STORM TEAM “8″……… ARE Local, Live, and GRRREAT ! 88888888888…. Thanks, for Keeping Us In”CUED”!!! ,

  5. Jerrod (Hartford) says:

    Kudos to Bill, Kyle, Matt, Laura and Terri for all their hard work. Fine display of experience and teamwork on one of the most unusual November days you will ever see.

  6. dylan says:

    So…this Sunday we had tornado warning and crazy storms and a high temp of 66ish. This coming Sunday…29 degrees for a high and SNOW!!!! HAHAHA…gotta love the extreme weather ups and downs of Michigan!! I think Michigan weather is Bi-Polar!!! lol

  7. Lisa (Caledonia) says:

    Thank you for all that you and your team do to keep us safe, Bill!

    Lots of school closings today due to power outages…

  8. Roy Hudson says:

    Where are the Fed’s? Does this mean the only help from the government is for other countries and where is the Red Cross? did not see any on your story maybe that should be the main story

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      The Red Cross is there now, helping out. Here’s where you can donate to the Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/il/peoria/Red-Cross-Supports-Communities-Affected-by-Tornado

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