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.
When disaster strikes there is no such thing as unwanted help. Taylorville did not fall short in that department, even from outside the community. On December 2, the day after the tornado hit, one of the entities offering aid was the Salvation Army. Marty Reuter Director of the Emergency Disasters Program with the Salvation Army explains what they were doing to help on that day.
Following the plans of the city is only one aspect of what the Salvation Army was doing. Outside of that, they were able to focus on helping the individual.
One thought that Reuter wanted to leave the community with is that there is no blueprint on disasters. That means there is no blueprint on how to deal with them.
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.