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Sentimental Winds Bring Documents, Photos, a Wedding Veil Down to Earth from Destructive Washington, Illinois Tornado

After an EF4 tornado hit Washington, Illinois, the storm path headed straight for the south side of Chicago, and dropped photos, documents, personal items, and a wedding veil. The tornado was on the ground for 46.2 miles, but lifted before hitting suburbs close to Chicago. The Daily Herald reported that a man in Arlington Heights […]

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Tornado Damage Reports, Tornado Path of Washington IL – Coal City, IL Tornado

[SOME GRAPHIC LANGUAGE] Tornado near Roanoke, Illinois after destroying much of Washington, Illinois (VIDEO CREDIT: Adam Lucio). Six people are reported killed in Illinois after tornadoes struck Sunday. Gov. Pat Quinn declared seven counties a state disaster area, including Tazewell County. Still getting updates. current is 55 seen yesterday in ED. 16 admitted. Our OSF […]

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VIDEO Coal City Tornado: Confirmed Tornado Damages Homes, Buildings and Vehicles

VIDEO with GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Coal City tornado as seen from Berta Rd. near Spring Rd. Firefighters and police responded from Coal City and Braidswood after a tornado touched down in Coal City about 12:20 p.m. Sunday. Several buildings are damaged and/or destroyed and vehicle were reported blown off of roadways. Heavy damage is reported at […]

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After Tornado Delay, Evacuation at Soldier Field; Chicago Bears – Baltimore Ravens Game Resumes

Sunday’s Bears game against the Ravens was delayed with 4:51 left in the first quarter by a threat of a tornado or tornadoes and severe weather. At about 11:30 a.m. a tornado touched down in Washington, Illinois was determined to have a path directly toward Chicago — and possibly Soldier Field. Washington, Illinois is about […]

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Washington, Illinois; Peoria Area Tornado Damage Images, Photos and Video

Incoming pictures from social media from citizens and media in the Peoria area … Houses gone in Washington, Illinois, east of Peoria, Illinois. Report of adults trapped in a basement of a home — uninjured. Illinois EMA has confirmed one person is reported killed in Washington and 43 people have been hospitalized in the Peoria […]

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Tornado Touchdown in Washington, Illinois Just East of Peoria

Six people are reported killed in Illinois after tornadoes struck Sunday. Gov. Pat Quinn declared seven counties a state disaster area, including Tazewell County. Still getting updates. current is 55 seen yesterday in ED. 16 admitted. Our OSF emerg response team still in Washington. — OSF Saint Francis (@OSFSaintFrancis) November 18, 2013 OSF Saint Francis […]

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Typhoon Haiyan, 10,000 Feared Dead in Tacloban, Philippines

The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the Philippines could reach 10,000 people, officials said Sunday after the extent of massive devastation became apparent. Typhoon Haiyan, which is known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, is one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan caused widespread devastation […]

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Saving Animals Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Zone

Man braves nuclear zone to save his animals in a sanctuary. The energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami of the Tōhoku earthquake on March 11, 2011. Radioactive isotopes were released from reactor containment vessels as a result of venting to reduce gaseous pressure, and the discharge of […]

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Pilot, Co-Pilot Killed in Crash of UPS Airbus A300 Cargo Plane at Birmingham International Airport

A UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Alabama. A UPS cargo plane, an Airbus A300, crashed at Birmingham International Airport at about 6:10 a.m. while on approach. The aircraft may have struck a large tree north of the runway. The pilot and co-pilot, the only […]

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VIDEO: Explosions at Blue Rhino Propane Gas Plant on County Road 448, Tavares, Florida

Propane containers explode at Blue Rhino plant in Tavares, Florida with a propane tank apparently going ballistic at about 0:09 elapsed time and following. Tavares Fire Department responded to the first explosions and fire about 11:00 p.m. Monday at Blue Rhino gas plant, 300 County Road 448. Continuous explosion — possibly as many as 100 […]

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Train Driver in Custody After Santiago Crash Determined to Be Caused by High Speed

Eyewitness accounts and new video footage suggests that a Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a retainer wall as it rounded a bend may have been going twice the recommended speed. A train crash in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain Wednesday night killed at least 80 people and injured about […]

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Citizens of Lac-Megantic, Quebec Furious with Crashed Train CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, Edward Burkhardt

Anna Coren reports that the train company is the target of anger following a Canadian train wreck and explosion. Edward Burkhardt, the CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, who resides in Illinois and whose office is in Chicago say “If I lived here, I would be very angry with the management of […]

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