Illinois Weather Trivia for March 30th

3/30/1938
A family of 3 to 5 tornadoes moved across central and west central Illinois during the afternoon. The tornado damage stretched from Quincy east-northeast to areas south of Peoria. The worst damage from the outbreak occurred in South Pekin, where 3 city blocks were leveled and 250 homes were damaged or destroyed. 9 people were killed in South Pekin, two in Morton, one in Timewell (Brown County), and one in Astoria (Fulton County). Eight other strong tornadoes were reported in the state that day. A home destroyed near Edwardsville had also been destroyed by another tornado in 1883.

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