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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EF-4 Tornado Hits Harrisburg, Illinois **6 DEATHS**

The NWS has indicated that an EF-4 Tornado was confirmed in Illinois from the severe storms that started yesterday and continue through today.


***preliminary information only... assessment ongoing***

The following is an initial report in... from a damage assessment
ongoing for the city of Harrisburg in southern Illinois.

* Event date - Wednesday February 29 2012

* event time - 456 am CST

* event type - preliminary EF4 tornado

* event location - southern part of Harrisburg

* peak wind - estimated 170 mph

* average path width - estimated 200 yards

* discussion/damage - strip mall near wal Mart suffered major
damage. Additional information regarding damage... injuries and
fatalities will be added to this preliminary report... as will
path length. As of right now... the latest is 6 deaths have been

This is considered a continuous update post and will be updated as more info comes in.

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