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.
The day after the tornado came through Taylorville there were many questions as the damage and injuries were being assessed. More important than the dollar amount was the well being of those in the community. During the morning of December 2, Danny Russell gave an update that there were no new patients admitted to Taylorville Memorial Hospital, but some with serious injuries. We know today that, thankfully, no fatalities occurred.
Congressman Rodney Davis was on hand during the aftermath on December 2. Even though this event hit home for the Taylorville native, Davis was sure to commend the excellent work done by the emergency responders.
The responders were doing such a good job that Congressman Davis was adamant that the community let them do their job, and not go around gawking at the damage done.
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.