On December First, 2018, the City of Taylorville changed forever, when an EF-3 tornado hit the community. Over 700 structures were damaged and 33 were totally destroyed.
Regional Radio News is remembering that fateful day in a series of features where we'll review that day, and that days that followed.
After a catastrophic tornado went through parts of Taylorville the main command center was set up in the Taylorville Fire Station. Former News Director, Harrison Silcox said while it was chaotic, there was a lot of help and people coming together.
Because of the catastrophic level of the storm, former EMA Director and Taylorville Fire Chief, Mike Crews activated the sirens twice in the hopes of warning people about the impending storm.
For Taylorville residents, some people came out of it unscathed, others like Morrisonville resident Rachel Beard who was visiting her mother, were not as fortunate.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more special features as we remember the Taylorville Tornado, one year later.
And, don't forget the event taking place this Sunday from 2 til 4 at the Taylorville V-F-W to commemorate the first anniversary. There'll be free snacks, soda, and water, and free entertainment. WMKR Genuine Country 94-point-3 will broadcast the event live.