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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. Three days removed from the devastating Taylorville tornado, host Jon Bowen gets listeners ready for the upcoming press conference by talking about how the City of Taylorville has come together.  

 

 

Retired Fire Chief Mike Crews talked about how tornado sirens are designed for people who are outside and they shouldn’t be your first line of defense during bad weather.   
 

 

Finally, Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry thanked volunteers for helping passing out flyers and for helping clean up Taylorville.   

 

 

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.

 
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