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It’s been a few weeks since an EF-3 tornado hit Taylorville on December 1st. Since then, emergency crews have been hard at work providing relief, and assessing damage all throughout the city. Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews has completed a full report with all information gathered in the aftermath of the tornado. Crews mentions right away that it’s always important to be prepared for these storms any time of the year.

 

 

Crews says that storm was so strong it produced a tornado emergency, which is not common in these situations. It eventually led to the cancellation of a downtown parade.

 

 

With the storm producing wind speeds around 150 miles per hour, a lot of structures were damaged. Crews shares the final numbers in his report as well.

 

 

Taylorville continues to recover from the storms aftermath.

 
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