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 assessing damage from the tornado and realizing that there were no fatalities, the operation shifted from a life-safety incident to an instant stabilization incident.
Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry had stressed for people to stay home and let the crews continue to work.
Andy Goodall, Assistant Fire Chief appreciated all the help from the different agencies across Illinois.
All officials at the Command Center were grateful for the support they received from the community.
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.