1963 Kankakee IL-Medaryville IN Tornado - we need your story/photos!

National Weather Service, Chicago is looking to do a write up on the 50th anniversary of a powerful and long-tracked tornado which started near Essex, IL and ended near Medaryville, IN on April 17, 1963. Especially hard hit areas were Bourbonnais and Gifford in Jasper County, IN. If you were alive and in the area and would like to share your story, or if you have photos that you would like to share, please contact jim.allsopp@noaa.gov or call 815-834-1435 (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM). Thanks!

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