Weather Vault: May 15th, 1968

Published 05/15 2014 11:43AM

Updated 05/06 2016 06:07PM



On May 15th, 1968, six tornadoes moved through central Illinois. The primary damage zone occurred in the northern part of DeWitt County from Waynesville to Farmer City with Wapella being hit the hardest. Once the event ended, four were left dead and 56 injured. This tornado outbreak was one of 3 that moved across central Illinois that year, and the tornadoes weren't the only weather headline. The storms also caused a large area of 7-10 inches of rain falling in parts of DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Champaign counties.


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