Illinois Weather Trivia for March 19th

Illinois' 6th deadliest tornado on record affected areas in and just east of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The tornado traveled from Alton east to Bunker Hill, in far southern Macoupin County. 33 people lost their lives, and 449 were injured. Half of Forestburg and 80% of Bunker Hill were damaged or destroyed. The parent storm produced another violent tornado further northeast, from near Litchfield to Moweaqua. Much of the damage from this storm was 3 miles northwest of Litchfield, and 3 miles southeast of Morrisonville. No deaths were reported from this particular tornado. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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