The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the director of the Christian County Emergency Management Agency, at the club's weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Mike Crews (left), who is also Taylorville Fire Chief, spoke to Kiwanis members about the history of tornadoes in Illinois and in Christian County. Crews said that 30-percent of tornadoes happen at night, and that clouds that form tornadoes can tower some 60-thousand feet.
He talked about some of the Illinois tornadoes that caused widespread death and damage, from the 1920's to the present day including the 2013 tornado in Washington, Illinois, which he and his local Damage Assessment Team assisted in the aftermath.
Kiwanis program chair for April is Patty Hornbuckle (center). Will Perkins (right) presided over the meeting as president.
Kiwanis members are reminded of the May 9th Prayer Luncheon with guest speaker Bill Hope, and the May 16th cookout at Kiwanis Park at 5pm which will take the place of the noon meeting that day.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.