Tornado Outbreak Strikes Illinois and Indiana 11-17-13 [VIDEOS]
A severe weather outbreak struck the midwest with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. From social media, here are some of the raw footage that’s been captured.
The severe weather caused a lenghty delay in the Chicago Bears football game against the Baltimore Ravens as the teams were removed from the field due to dangerous weather conditions.
Tornado sirens were sounded in the city:
Coal City, Illinois
Coal City is located in Grundy County, southwest of Joliet
Peoria, Pekin and Washington, Illinois
The area of Central Illnois around Peoria was partiuclarly hard hit including the suburbs of Pekin and Washington.
This video from Pekin was taking by radio station WMBD
Photos collected by WMBD-TV and shared on their facebook page
Tornado just hit Pekin pic.twitter.com/QEtNVlLD7W
— Jack Lance (@Jack_Lance18) November 17, 2013
Raw video of Washington, Illinois storm
Updated 4:04PM EDT
WHOI/WEEK News Team Leaves the Air
The news team for Peoria area TV stations WHOI and WEEK needed to suspend storm coverage as the storm approached.
West Lafayette is the home of Purdue University. This video shows a heavy rain storm moving through the area.