Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:33:02 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Devastating Tornado Leaves Path of Destruction https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/45-devastating-tornado-leaves-path-of-destruction https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/45-devastating-tornado-leaves-path-of-destruction Hundred of homes were blown away by the tornado

The storm system that swept across the Midwest on Sunday night left 8 people dead and thousands of people homeless.  The storm claimed 6 lives in Illinois and 2 in Michigan.  According to the Chicago Tribune, 81 tornadoes were sighted throughout the Midwest and many areas saw large amounts of hail. Washington, IL, one of the hardest hit areas by the storm, estimates that up to 500 homes were damaged in its community.  Many towns throughout the region saw similar damage.  Currently 7 counties in the state of Illinois are being considered disaster areas. 

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Natural Disasters / Failures Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:26:36 +0000