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Photo Comparing the area after the storm and six months later.
New WTVP documentary to premiere on the one-year anniversary of the tornadoes that devastated Washington, Pekin and East Peoria in November 2013.
November 17th: Finding Strength After the Storm
Photo Comparing the area after the storm and six months later.
Washington, Illinois - 6 months Later Photos by © Todd Pilon
Photo of a destroyed bedroom.
A destroyed bedroom
Photo of Wreckage.
Washington Tornado Wreckage
Photo of Wreckage.
Washington Tornado Wreckage
Phot of Ben Davidson, Pastor of the Bethany Church.jpg.
Ben Davidson, Pastor of the Bethany Church
Photo of Gary Manier - Mayor of Washington, Illinois.
Gary Manier - Mayor of Washington, Illinois
Photo of Dave Mingus, Mayor - East Peoria, Illinois.
Dave Mingus, Mayor - East Peoria, Illinois
Photo of Laurie Barra - Mayor of Pekin, Illinois.
Laurie Barra - Mayor of Pekin, Illinois
Photo of Wreckage.
Washington Tornado Wreckage
Photo of Wreckage.
Washington Tornado Wreckage
Photo of Wreckage.
Washington Tornado Wreckage
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Chaos struck Central Illinois on Nov. 17, 2013, as more than a dozen twisters descended from the sky. Tazewell County was hit hardest statewide, as a half-mile vortex with 190-mile-per-hour winds ripped through the city of Washington. Entire neighborhoods in Washington were leveled, with some homes swept clean from their foundations. Overall, more than a 1,000 homes and businesses were flattened or severely damaged. Loss of life was limited to three tornado-related deaths, but the physical and psychological scars are just now starting to heal.

On the one-year anniversary, WTVP will premiere a new special that follows recovery efforts throughout the past year, looks at the lessons learned in the aftermath of the storm and reveals the struggles and triumphs of a community trying to rebuild. November 17th: Finding Strength After the Storm, will air Monday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. on WTVP, the first anniversary of the storm.

Viewer discretion is advised as the program features video and audio of the storm.
The broadcast and event are sponsored in part by:
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