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mon07janAll DayAllendale, IL F4 Tornado (1989)

Event Details

Ground level image of one of the swept away homes, taken from the Illinois ESDA video.

Six tornadoes were produced during the late afternoon/early evening of January 7, 1989. The most significant twister of the day hit the small town of Allendale, IL, in Wabash County. Per the Storm Data Narrative from January 1989, “much of the town was obliterated.” Fifty-five people were injured along the 22-mile path.

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