Washington, Illinois tornado 911 calls released
Newly-released 911 calls provide a firsthand account of the deadly tornado outbreak that killed two people in downstate Washington.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Illinois tornado survivor searches for missing cards
In a November 2013 family photo provided by Annmarie Klein, a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands amid the ruins of the former home of Klein and her family in Washington, Ill., after the Nov. 17, 2013 that destroyed their home.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Donations capped after central Illinois twister
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
BG police, fire taking donations for Washington, IL first responders
Buffalo Grove has identified a number of active and retired police officers, firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers who lost their homes or sustained significant damage.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Boil order lifted, damage assessment continues Updated at
FEMA is beginning damage assessments today, Thursday, November 21. Tazewell County EMA and IEMA have completed initial assessments.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Washington Residents Scramble To Find Lost Pets
CBS 2's Brad Edwards was at the Tazewell County Animal Control where there was one reunion and one more added to the missing.
Washington area's Wednesday fact sheet Updated at
Assessments are necessary for disaster declarations . These are the first steps to receiving federal aid.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Washington continues efforts to move forward Updated at
The Washington community continued to move forward Tuesday after a devastating tornado that touched down Sunday, when disaster officials allowed owners of leveled homes to return to salvage their belongings.
Insurance Journal West
Hundreds of Homes Destroyed by Midwest Tornado Outbreak: AIR
Hundreds of homes were flattened by the outbreak of intense late-season thunderstorms accompanied by high winds, quarter-to-baseball sized hail, and dozens of tornadoes that swept across the Midwest on Nov. 17, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.
Christian Science Monitor
Official tornado count: 14 twisters hit during devastating Midwest storm
The final tornado count is in for Sunday's calamitous storm system: No fewer than 14 twisters struck Illinois and northwest Indiana, damaging almost 700 homes and killing eight people.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Washington officials update operations
Officials are shrinking the perimeter for access. People may come to a check point.
Washington tornado hits home for D-158 superintendent
HUNTLEY – District 158 Superintendent John Burkey had the TV ready for the Chicago Bears game Sunday, when he first saw news that a tornado ripped through his hometown of Washington.
Illinois governor heads out to see storm damage
The governor spoke in Chicago Monday before traveling to central and southern Illinois communities to see storm damage first hand.
VideoTornadoes Sweeping Across US Midwest Kill Six
Entire neighbourhoods were flattened within seconds as the twisters, triggered by a "very dangerous" and fast-moving weather system, touched down in as many as 10 states.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Tornadoes devastate Midwest, few deaths reported
The Midwest, often termed "Tornado Alley" since the worst tornado of all time to strike America barreled across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana in 1925, had been preparing all week for the round of storms headed their way on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Dozens injured as tornado rips through Washington, Pekin
Meanwhile, Ameren Illinois' website shows more than half of Tazewell County residences are without power.
Who Represents the Illinois Town Just Razed by a November Tornado?
As many of you have probably already seen, the Midwest is facing severe weather , with the towns of Washington, Illinois, already hit very badly: "A confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado" was spotted near Washington, Illinois, located about 145 miles southwest of Chicago, the National Weather Service said.