Tornado near Roanoke, IL tornado 11/17/13 Aerial View of 11/17/13 Washington, IL Tornado Damage
Photo by Adam Lucio, Aerostorms
In Illinois, nearly 80% of all tornadoes occur from April 1st through June 30th, during the late afternoon and early evening hours. However in the past 3 years, half of all Illinois tornadoes (67 out of a total of 133) occurred in the fall or winter (September through February)!!
In a typical year, Illinois averages 47 tornadoes. Last year there were 48 tornadoes reported resulting in 2 injuries, and more than $5 Million damage.
When a tornado threatens, you may only have seconds to save yourself, and your family. Have a preparedness plan for your home, school AND workplace. Know where to find the best tornado shelter.