DAY 3 – Wednesday, March 6th Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois Emergency Preparedness Bulletin – Tornadoes

Did you know that in 2023, Illinois experienced a tornado in 9 separate months? There were several significant events including 9 tornadoes on January 3rd, 2023; 37 tornadoes across Illinois on March 31st, 2023 resulting in 4 fatalities and 48 injuries; and 9 tornadoes on April 4th, 2023 with an EF3 injuring 4 people in Lewiston, IL.

And as we know, structural damage can occur without a tornado! On June 29th, 2023 a Derecho with winds recorded at nearly 120mph caused widespread damage across the State, including our Village.

The below link will take you to the National Weather Service Tornado Safety site. You will find tips for tornado safety; discussion points on the difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning; preparing for a tornado; what to do during a tornado; and actions to take following a tornado.


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Have a Great Day and Stay Informed.