One year since Harrisburg tornado

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Harrisburg – It has been exactly one year since a deadly tornado in Southern Illinois.

 

The Harrisburg tornado touched down during leap year February 29th of last year. The E4-tornado was 200 yards wide, with top winds of 170 miles per hour. The tornado damaged or destroyed nearly three hundred homes in a town of 9 thousand.

 

Eight people were killed, and hundreds were injured. Today residents will be holding a vigil to remember those lives lost.

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