Illinois Weather Trivia for April 29th

4/29/1947
A tornado damaged several homes and destroyed a tavern and several garages in the western part of Kingston Mines, in southern Peoria County. The tornado was seen by thousands of people in Pekin, where debris would soon rain down. A second tornado hit Kingston Mines about 15 minutes later, destroying the post office, barns, and two taverns, one of which had lost its roof in the first tornado.
4/29/1998
A series of severe thunderstorms developed over Logan and McLean Counties, mainly along I-55, causing flash flooding. Lincoln recorded 4 inches of rain in 3 hours. Most of the flooding was in an area from Lincoln to Ellsworth. Over 1,000 buildings in Logan County sustained water damage. Damage was estimated around $1.5 million.

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