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Tornado rips through Illinois
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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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: il; illinois; tornado; weather


1 posted on 11/17/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by nuconvert
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Looks like an F4


2 posted on 11/17/2013 12:36:28 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

To make matters worse is the cold flowing in right behind the system.


3 posted on 11/17/2013 12:41:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m watching the temp drop, now. Might have to go in to work early.


4 posted on 11/17/2013 12:42:44 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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5 posted on 11/17/2013 12:45:34 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

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.


6 posted on 11/17/2013 12:45:40 PM PST by meyer (Who needs gas chambers when you have Obamacare?)
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To: nuconvert

Just awful. Prayers.


7 posted on 11/17/2013 1:03:01 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: 1rudeboy

It hasn’t even gotten to me yet but it looks like the front is starting to get kind of ragged which is good.


8 posted on 11/17/2013 1:06:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

‘the cold flowing in right behind the system.’

I sure do hate global warming.


9 posted on 11/17/2013 1:06:19 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: nuconvert

He’s in Washington. Washington, DC. Not in Illinois anymore.


10 posted on 11/17/2013 1:07:18 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: nuconvert

Here’s a twitter feed from a gal who is on the scene, posting pics as she can:

https://twitter.com/lauranight


11 posted on 11/17/2013 1:23:07 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cripplecreek

Just passed-through GRR about 15 minutes ago; reminiscent of springtime thunderstorms.


12 posted on 11/17/2013 1:27:13 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nuconvert

Prayers for all affected by this storm.


13 posted on 11/17/2013 1:55:08 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: WVKayaker

It looks as bad as typhoon ravaged Tacloban and Ormoc, but it is Illinois. 9 days to go.


14 posted on 11/17/2013 1:58:56 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: basil

>>>Prayers for all affected by this storm.>>>

YES. They need prayers.


15 posted on 11/17/2013 2:13:45 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: nuconvert

Tornado rips through Illinois, Raises property value.
Lowers crime rate. Well it would if it hit Chitcago.


16 posted on 11/17/2013 2:26:15 PM PST by Slambat
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To: nuconvert
I have a cousin and a friend from high school whose houses were completely flattened by these tornadoes. My cousin was at church, thankfully.

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.

17 posted on 11/17/2013 3:10:44 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

Terrible. I hope they’re all okay.


18 posted on 11/17/2013 3:13:58 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ConservativeMind

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

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


19 posted on 11/17/2013 4:17:58 PM PST by alfa6
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To: Slambat
Tornado rips through Illinois, Raises property value.
Lowers crime rate. Well it would if it hit Chitcago.

Stay classy now, FReepers.

20 posted on 11/17/2013 5:04:52 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: nuconvert

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.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/il-state-news/Severe-storms-devastate-Brookport-Illinois-232274941.html

Churches are a BIG part of the relief effort.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/First-Baptist-in-Metropolis-distributing-supplies-to-victims-232425741.html


21 posted on 11/18/2013 11:14:40 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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