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Tornadoes - Illinois & Indiana
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:04:17 AM »
Midwest Tornado Outbreak: Death Toll Rises as Officials First Real Look at Damage

Death toll rises from Sunday's outbreak:

    Death toll rises to 8
    A preliminary rating of EF4 has been given to the tornado that hit New Minden, Ill. (170-190 mph)
    Two preliminary EF4 tornadoes hit Washington, Ill. (166-200 mph)
    Preliminary EF2 tornado hit near Coal City, Ill. (111-135 mph)
    EF0 tornado confirmed in Portland, Tenn.
    EF0 tornado confirmed in Otsego County, Mich. (65-75 mph); northernmost tornado this late in the year for the state
    EF1 tornado in Butler County, Ky. (105 mph max.)

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble into their basement.

Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone. Their home on the outskirts of Washington, Ill., was destroyed Sunday by one of the dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that swept across the Midwest in a swift-moving line of violent weather that killed at least eight people and unleashed powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

Read more here: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-central/midwest-tornado-outbreak-20131118
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Re: Tornadoes - Illinois & Indiana
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 05:50:24 PM »
The words... rare and historical were used by many meteorologist in describing what happened in the Great Lakes area for this time of year. Many more of these and other types of occurrences will happen as the end nears.