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Pekin Police Department
Friday March 31st, 2023 :: 02:49 p.m. CDT


Tornado Warning until 03:15PM

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... Western Woodford County in central Illinois... Northeastern Tazewell County in central Illinois... Southeastern Peoria County in central Illinois...

* Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 248 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Glasford, or near Pekin, moving northeast at 60 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near... Creve Coeur and Marquette Heights around 255 PM CDT. Peoria, Morton and West Peoria around 300 PM CDT. East Peoria, Washington, Germantown Hills and Bay View Gardens around 305 PM CDT. Other locations in the path of this tornadic thunderstorm include Rome, Spring Bay and Metamora. This includes the following highways... Interstate 474 between mile markers 1 and 14. Interstate 74 between mile markers 87 and 103.



TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Pekin Police Department
111 S Capitol St
Pekin, IL 61554

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 309-346-3132

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Alert Details

Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Tornado Warning

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