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Weather Vault: 11/17/13; Washington Tornado

Posted:  12:13 AM  11/22/13
Updated:  7:22 PM 11/22/13

The biggest tornado for the state of Illinois hit Washington as an EF-4 tornado as it moved northeast.  It originally touched down 2.4 miles southeast of East Peoria.  At its peak, it was an EF-4 with winds at 190 mph and was a half mile wide.  One person did die in Washington, and 125 were injured from this tornado.  The tornado was on the ground for 46.2 miles.  It only spent a few miles in WCIA's viewing area (Livingston County) as an EF-2 tornado and lifted near Long Point. 

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