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The chance of earthquake damage in 62888 Zip Code is about the same as Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 62888 Zip Code is higher than Illinois average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #320

62888 Zip Code
0.28
Illinois
0.24
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

62888 Zip Code
0.0000
Illinois
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #551

62888 Zip Code
237.37
Illinois
220.15
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,825 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 62888 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:7Dense Fog:2Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:343Hail:892Heat:36Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:1,295Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:38Winter Weather:12
Other:155 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 62888 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 62888 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.91968-11-095.3N/A38-88.5
47.71983-05-154.6938.77-89.57
32.51985-12-293.5538.55-88.96
46.51978-06-023.52038.42-88.46

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 100 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 62888 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.31957-12-18538°05'N / 89°15'W38°06'N / 89°09'W5.40 Miles200 Yards16250K0Perry
8.51958-04-05338°02'N / 89°09'W38°06'N / 89°03'W7.10 Miles100 Yards06250K0Jackson
9.01973-05-07238°00'N / 89°14'W000K0Perry
10.82006-03-11238°04'N / 89°36'W38°11'N / 89°16'W20.00 Miles300 Yards021.2M0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Perry County, IL from Randolph County about 1.5 miles south of Highway 154. The Perry County segment of the tornado was rated at its maximum intensity and width shortly after crossing the county line. Shortly after crossing into Perry County, some coal trucks were blown over, and a modular home was totally destroyed on Route 154 near Route 150. Two persons in the home were trapped inside for a time, but they sustained only minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital. Route 150 was closed for 12 hours due to downed trees and power lines. Within a few miles of the destroyed modular home, some hogs were killed at a hog farm, and an empty grain bin was picked up and blown 100 yards into a field. Several eyewitnesses at this location reported two funnels. As the tornado continued its northeast movement, passing northwest of Pinckneyville, it weakened to F1 intensity. Near where it crossed Illinois Route 13, trees were uprooted, roofs were blown off, and power poles were snapped. Siding was blown off a house. Near the end of the tornado track, just northwest of Tamaroa, a metal building was destroyed. Debris from the building was blown about 400 yards. A nearby house lost all of its shingles. Along the 20-mile path through Perry County, dozens of barns and outbuildings were severely damaged or destroyed. Dozens of homes sustained varying degrees of damage, ranging from minor to major. Hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped. Peak winds on this county segment were estimated at 140 MPH, mainly near the Randolph County line. The average path width was close to 200 yards. A deputy sheriff reported a tornado crossing U.S. Highway 51 north of Tamaroa. This was the last evidence of the tornado, which likely dissipated as it crossed Route 51.
11.11957-12-19238°12'N / 89°03'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0025K0Jefferson
11.41958-04-05337°54'N / 89°20'W38°02'N / 89°09'W13.50 Miles100 Yards05250K0Jackson
15.31982-05-29338°03'N / 89°32'W38°04'N / 89°28'W3.00 Miles200 Yards07250K0Perry
17.41967-12-21338°01'N / 89°36'W38°04'N / 89°28'W7.90 Miles400 Yards00250K0Perry
17.51957-12-18338°05'N / 89°33'W2.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Perry
18.21982-03-30238°09'N / 88°54'W0.80 Mile100 Yards132.5M0Jefferson
19.11961-03-06237°54'N / 89°51'W38°23'N / 87°55'W110.2 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Randolph
19.21951-11-13237°54'N / 89°32'W37°58'N / 89°26'W7.10 Miles250 Yards07250K0Jackson
19.31957-12-18237°54'N / 89°30'W37°55'N / 89°24'W5.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
19.51982-05-29338°02'N / 89°37'W38°03'N / 89°32'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Perry
19.72009-03-08238°15'N / 89°36'W38°16'N / 89°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 5.5 miles west southwest of Oakdale and travelled to the northeast. A house on County Highway 29 sustained moderate damage with 4 windows blown out, a wall was buckled in, and siding and shingles were blown off. At this location it also overturned and destroyed a camper and the back end of a machine shed was torn off. Further down the road, a silo and two sheds were blown down. The falling silo hit two cows, killing one of them. The tornado then snapped off 2 large double-poled wooden high tension towers at the base. Also, it destroyed several pole sheds with the debris scattered hundreds of yards and snapped off numerous trees. On another farmstead, a brand new garage was destroyed and the home sustained minimal roof and siding damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated about a mile west of Oakdale. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region triggering showers and thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes were reported with the storms.
20.81957-12-18438°17'N / 89°05'W38°21'N / 88°47'W16.80 Miles250 Yards1452.5M0Jefferson
20.81957-12-18437°51'N / 89°05'W37°53'N / 89°01'W4.30 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Franklin
20.81957-12-18437°50'N / 89°10'W37°51'N / 89°05'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Williamson
21.21960-02-09237°58'N / 89°00'W38°11'N / 88°42'W22.10 Miles77 Yards00250K0Franklin
22.81976-03-20238°22'N / 89°41'W38°29'N / 89°10'W29.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
22.91957-12-18238°20'N / 89°01'W38°21'N / 88°48'W11.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Jefferson
23.11982-05-29338°02'N / 89°40'W38°02'N / 89°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Montgomery
23.51957-12-18337°58'N / 89°49'W38°04'N / 89°28'W20.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Randolph
23.71998-04-15238°25'N / 89°05'W38°28'N / 89°01'W5.00 Miles250 Yards01400K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: Six houses sustained major damage in Cravat. One house was moved about 10 feet off of its foundation with the back portion of the house destroyed. One truck and some farm machinery were tossed 50 feet. Several small barns and outbuildings were destroyed. A truck driver sustained broken ribs when his tractor trailer was lifted up by the tornado. The trailer was lifted up into a vertical position before being set back down and rolling over. Several mobile homes were overturned.
24.71957-12-18238°25'N / 89°01'W38°26'N / 88°56'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Jefferson
25.31976-03-20238°29'N / 89°10'W38°30'N / 89°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marion
25.61957-12-18437°42'N / 89°29'W37°50'N / 89°10'W19.50 Miles300 Yards111802.5M0Jackson
25.81957-12-18337°54'N / 89°48'W38°00'N / 89°30'W17.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Randolph
26.01985-04-05238°13'N / 89°42'W1.80 Miles50 Yards13250K0Randolph
26.81998-04-15238°29'N / 89°03'W38°30'N / 89°03'W0.50 Mile350 Yards0050K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado which formed in Jefferson County near Cravat moved northeast into Marion County at Walnut Hill. Witnesses who saw the tornado noted a twin structure; two vortices very close to one another. Three homes suffered exterior wall or roof damage while five barns/farm implement buildings were destroyed. Trees were also uprooted.
27.11953-03-14238°24'N / 89°28'W38°37'N / 88°44'W42.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
27.21996-04-19338°09'N / 88°45'W38°09'N / 88°43'W2.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: Total damage was estimated around 3 million dollars. The tornado destroyed 3 homes and caused moderate to severe damage to 50 others. About 45 barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, along with 60 to 70 grain bins. The small community of Piopolis was nearly devastated. The intensity of the tornado was just weak (F0 or F1) during most of its life, but it briefly reached F3 intensity.
27.82006-09-22237°46'N / 89°39'W37°48'N / 89°20'W19.50 Miles225 Yards01800K0Jackson
 Brief Description: This tornado crossed the Mississippi River from Perry County, Missouri. The tornado weakened from its maximum F-4 intensity to F-2 intensity by the time it entered Jackson County in the Mississippi River bottomlands near Wilkinson Island. At this location, the wall of an old two-story farmhouse was blown out, and the roof was blown off. Hundreds of trees were broken off. Tree damage was visible across the river in Perry County, Missouri. The path width was estimated to be 200 yards wide on the Jackson County side of the river. Before reaching Illinois Route 3, the F-2 tornado widened to 250 yards and destroyed a mobile home. A resident of the mobile home was sent to the hospital. Nearby, a house was unroofed, and trees were snapped or uprooted. Another house lost a room that was added on. A swing set was blown 200 yards and wrapped around a mailbox. An empty tractor trailer rig was overturned. An empty grain bin was blown 100 yards into a field. Full grain bins were severely damaged but remained in place. The roof was blown off a brick house. As the tornado crossed Route 3, high tension utility poles were snapped off, hundreds of acres of corn were flattened, and trees were uprooted. Route 3 was closed for nine hours. From Route 3, the tornado proceeded east-northeast through mostly rural areas of the county, including the Kinkaid Lake State Wildlife Area. The tornado weakened to F-0 intensity before reaching Kinkaid Lake. At the Kinkaid Lake marina, about 50 RV's and boats were damaged, and trees were broken off. The tornado finally lifted shortly after crossing Highway 127 north of Murphysboro. The damage along Highway 127 was about 75 yards wide and consisted of broken tree limbs. A state trooper videotaped the tornado before it lifted. Storm chasers also videotaped the tornado. Peak winds where F-2 damage occurred in western Jackson County were estimated near 150 MPH. The average path width was about 150 yards. A total of about six homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and a dozen others were damaged to a lesser degree. Dozens of other non-residential buildings, such as garages, sheds, barns, and carports, were destroyed. Along the path, striations were evident in fields, and scores of utility poles were snapped off. There were numerous reports of debris falling from the sky in neighboring Perry County, Illinois. Debris as large as pieces of siding and roofing was reported in Du Quoin.
27.81961-09-24238°17'N / 89°43'W38°19'N / 89°41'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Washington
28.21961-09-24238°15'N / 89°44'W38°17'N / 89°43'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0St. Clair
28.71970-03-25237°43'N / 89°11'W01250K0Jackson
29.01967-12-21337°53'N / 89°50'W38°01'N / 89°36'W15.70 Miles400 Yards02250K0Randolph
29.11982-05-29437°48'N / 89°08'W37°43'N / 88°50'W17.00 Miles400 Yards10181250.0M0Williamson
29.41957-12-18338°12'N / 88°42'W2.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Hamilton
29.51998-04-15238°30'N / 89°02'W38°32'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm which spawned the tornado from Cravat to Walnut Hill produced another twin/multiple vortex tornado from just northeast of Walnut Hill to the intersection of Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 161. The tornado moved through a heavily wooded area and destroyed several barns/farm implement buildings, one mobile home, and damaged several homes. The tornado narrowed in width, losing its twin characteristics as it approached the intersection of Interstate 57 and State Route 161. Six homes were damaged, one mobile home destroyed, and eleven barn/farm implement buildings were either damaged or completely destroyed. Two tractor trailers were overturned by the tornado near the intersection of I-57/161.
29.81960-02-09238°11'N / 88°42'W38°12'N / 88°41'W1.90 Miles77 Yards01250K0Jefferson
29.81957-12-18237°42'N / 89°13'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0525K0Jackson
29.81970-06-01237°42'N / 89°12'W0525K0Jackson
30.01973-06-02237°46'N / 88°56'W00250K0Williamson
30.32006-03-11237°50'N / 89°54'W38°04'N / 89°35'W22.50 Miles300 Yards0000Randolph
 Brief Description: The fourth tornado from the Southeast Missouri supercell crossed into Randolph County Illinois about 9:47 pm CST moving across the southern portion of Kaskaskia Island. Debris originating from near St. Marys, Missouri was found in some fields on the island. Numerous snapped or uprooted trees were found on the island. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River on the north side of Chester with a damage path about 300 yards wide. F2 level damage was found just north of the Chester Correctional Center where a number of trees were leveled or snapped off. The tornado produced F1 damage at the Gorden Bud Cohen Recreational Complex where three wooden light posts were snapped off near the base, and several ball fields backstops and fences were blown over. Just to the east, three large pole barns and several outbuildings were destroyed, and a house had roof and exterior damage. The damage at this point was 300 yards wide and rated F2. The tornado continued to produced F1 to F2 damage along the remainder of its path through Randolph County with a nearly continuous 300 yard width. A Notable area of F2 damage were found just north and northeast of Bremen along Highway 150. This damage consisted of metal high power electric towers blown down, a destroyed mobile home, a number of destroyed barns and metal outbuildings, roof and exterior damage to several homes, and numerous trees uprooted. F2 damage was also found near Highway 150 about 1.5 miles west of Steeleville. The rear portion of a house had considerable roof and structural damage, several detached garages were destroyed, at least 5 metal outbuildings were destroyed, several barns destroyed, signs broken, and trees and power poles snapped. The tornado finally exited Randolph County about 1.5 miles south of Highway 154 on County Line Road about 10:15 pm CST.
31.91957-12-18337°50'N / 89°45'W37°52'N / 89°39'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Randolph
31.91976-03-20238°19'N / 89°50'W38°22'N / 89°41'W8.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0St. Clair
32.01991-11-19337°44'N / 88°56'W1.50 Miles70 Yards01625.0M0Williamson
32.71971-04-27337°54'N / 89°48'W37°54'N / 89°43'W4.50 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Franklin
33.61990-05-09238°06'N / 88°37'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Hamilton
33.81958-04-05338°18'N / 89°52'W38°27'N / 89°41'W14.20 Miles100 Yards18250K0St. Clair
34.21964-03-25238°09'N / 88°42'W38°14'N / 88°31'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0225K0Hamilton
34.61964-03-08238°27'N / 89°38'W38°38'N / 89°34'W13.10 Miles40 Yards0025K0Clinton
36.11952-03-18238°06'N / 89°56'W38°09'N / 89°52'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Randolph
36.31957-12-18237°41'N / 89°35'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0025K0Perry
36.61996-04-19338°08'N / 88°42'W38°17'N / 88°26'W13.00 Miles400 Yards002.8M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: Total damage was estimated around 3 million dollars. The tornado destroyed 3 homes and caused moderate to severe damage to 50 others. About 45 barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, along with 60 to 70 grain bins. The small community of Piopolis was nearly devastated. The intensity of the tornado was just weak (F0 or F1) during most of its life, but it briefly reached F3 intensity.
36.71982-12-02338°31'N / 89°42'W38°35'N / 89°36'W10.50 Miles100 Yards2025.0M0Clinton
36.71957-05-21337°34'N / 89°19'W37°38'N / 89°11'W8.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Union
37.71973-06-04238°27'N / 89°48'W000K0St. Clair
38.01961-03-06237°52'N / 89°52'W37°54'N / 89°51'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Perry
38.11960-03-29238°10'N / 90°00'W38°27'N / 89°48'W22.30 Miles130 Yards0025K0Randolph
38.31967-12-21238°38'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Clinton
38.41967-12-21337°50'N / 89°54'W37°53'N / 89°48'W6.20 Miles200 Yards01325.0M0Perry
38.51957-12-18237°50'N / 89°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Perry
39.21956-02-25438°37'N / 89°42'W38°37'N / 89°31'W9.70 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Clinton
39.61996-04-19238°35'N / 89°03'W38°42'N / 88°45'W20.00 Miles150 Yards077.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: Marion County was declared a Federal Disaster Area as a tornado, reaching F2 strength at its peak, created a 20 mile path of destruction from south of Odin to east of Salem. The bulk of the damage occurred on the south side of the city of Salem. The tornado moved through the county Fairgrounds, destroying numerous buildings and ripping the roofs off others. Two 2-ton trucks were turned 180 degrees by the tornado. Red Cross damage assessment teams determined that 6 mobile homes and 2 homes were destroyed in the Marion area. Another 46 homes and mobile homes were damaged. At least 23 businesses in Marion were damaged, 17 in one shopping center. Power was out to over 4000 residents. Two more homes were destroyed about 5 miles east of Marion. In one of the mobile homes destroyed on the south side of Marion, a mother and her 4 year old son took the ride of their lives. They were on the couch when the tornado struck, and ended up about 100 yards away in the middle of the debris. Both escaped serious injury. Total damage was estimated between 5 and 7 million dollars. There were only 7 injuries, all minor, primarily cuts and bruises.
39.72006-09-22437°41'N / 89°50'W37°46'N / 89°40'W8.00 Miles220 Yards057.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: This violent F-4 tornado reached its maximum intensity near the village of Crosstown, where peak winds were estimated near 210 MPH. Along the Perry County portion of the tornado track, 62 homes were destroyed, 17 had major damage, and 23 received minor damage. Ten of the destroyed homes were mobile homes, and seven that sustained major damage were mobile homes. Three churches were destroyed or heavily damaged. Numerous vehicles were tossed. Over 100 utility poles were broken off. Hundreds of trees were broken off or uprooted. The tornado first touched down at County Road 302 near Friedenburg, where F-1 winds destroyed a barn and partially unroofed a two-story house. There were also downed trees, including a few that fell on a house. As the tornado continued northeast across County Road 316 between Crosstown and Friedenburg, it widened to about 100 yards. Scores of trees were broken off or uprooted, and the roof was blown off a house. The tornado strengthened to F-3 intensity as it reached the junction of Highways P and C in Crosstown. The roof was torn off a church, windows were broken, and other structural damage occurred. Nearby, the roof was blown off a two-story brick store that was over 100 years old. An overturned vehicle was in the front yard, and trees were mangled. The width increased to 220 yards. In the center of Crosstown on Highway C, the tornado reached F-4 intensity. This is where a site-built house was levelled. The F-4 damage continued east along County Road 350 in Crosstown, where two more site-built houses were levelled. Only the bolted-down floor of one residence remained. An eyewitness along County Road 350 stated he took shelter in the basement after seeing fog coming directly toward him. His house remained mostly intact, except for the roof and garage. The tornado weakened to F-3 intensity about one to two miles east of Crosstown, where a modular home was destroyed except for the bathroom. A vehicle was tossed in the yard. The weakening trend continued east along County Road 350 to the Mississippi River, where many trees were uprooted and broken off. Some outbuildings were thrown around. The path width decreased to 75 yards as the intensity lowered to F-1. The average path width was 150 yards. There were five injuries requiring medical attention, including one broken arm. Two people were moderately injured when the vehicle they were driving was tossed into a house. Dozens of other residents received minor injuries but did not seek medical attention. Where the tornado crossed the Mississippi River, a barge loaded with coal was pushed to the shoreline. The windows were blown out of the tug boat, and enough coal was blown into the tug boat that it was shovelled out. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Jackson County, Illinois.
40.21972-04-14237°34'N / 89°19'W37°32'N / 89°16'W3.30 Miles30 Yards0425K0Union
40.51996-04-19337°44'N / 89°52'W37°46'N / 89°44'W11.50 Miles175 Yards005.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed 13 homes and caused major structural damage to 5 others. 63 other homes received minor or moderate structural damage. A total of 69 outbuildings and 6 businesses were damaged or destroyed. The Salvation Army and Red Cross were called in to provide food and shelter. State highways and county roads were cleared of tornado debris and open for travel within 24 hours. Extensive damage to utility lines resulted in prolonged power outages lasting a day or two. The F3 damage occurred just west of Menfro, shortly before the tornado dissipated.
40.61968-05-15338°24'N / 89°54'W2.00 Miles200 Yards460250K0St. Clair
40.61959-03-14238°03'N / 90°00'W38°03'N / 89°57'W2.30 Miles120 Yards0125K0Randolph
40.71974-05-14237°38'N / 89°38'W1.00 Mile177 Yards0025K0Perry
40.92009-06-08238°33'N / 89°55'W38°25'N / 89°46'W12.00 Miles176 Yards000K0KSt. Clair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down just northeast of the intersection of North Green Mount Road and Lebanon Avenue in the Eagles Landing Subdivision, where up to 6 homes sustained minor to moderate damage. From this point the tornado produced a nearly continuous damage path that extended to about 1 mile southeast of the intersection of Highway 4 and Jefferson Road. It finally lifted as it approached the Kaskaskia River. The total path length of the tornado is estimated to be 12.8 miles, with an average width of damage of about one-tenth of a mile. However, straight line winds did cause lesser damage over a wider swath of up to 3 miles. The greatest damage was to a home located just west of the intersection of Highway 4 and Jefferson Road. Damage there was rated EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Elsewhere along the path of the tornado, the damage was generally in the EF0-EF1 range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region, triggering showers and thunderstorms. Numerous reports of large hail, a tornado and some wind damage occurred with these storms.
41.01958-04-05338°27'N / 89°41'W38°58'N / 89°08'W46.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clinton
41.22004-10-18237°36'N / 88°58'W37°34'N / 88°54'W4.30 Miles250 Yards02500K0Johnson
 Brief Description: The tornado turned east-southeast from Williamson County back into Johnson County. The bulk of the damage and injuries occurred in a neighborhood on the southern half of the Lake of Egypt. The two injured persons were mobile home residents whose homes were demolished. One of the mobile homes was swept clean off its foundation. The demolished home was deposited 50 to 100 yards away. The 32-year-old male occupant of the mobile home, who was ejected from the home, received numerous bruises and cuts. A female resident of another mobile home was injured. In total, three mobile homes were destroyed, and dozens of mobile homes, barns, and sheds were damaged. Rescue efforts were hampered by a large amount of tree debris on roads. Peak winds in the Lake of Egypt neighborhood were estimated near 120 MPH. The tornado lifted as it reached the southeast side of the Lake of Egypt. The parent thunderstorm produced another tornado in northern Johnson County only a few miles beyond where this tornado lifted. A supercell thunderstorm organized over southern Jackson County, then spawned a tornado as it moved east along the Union/Williamson County line. This supercell continued east-southeast across northern Johnson and northern Pope Counties, producing two significant tornadoes and large hail. Although the storm exhibited strong rotation as it continued east through Hardin County and across the Ohio River into Kentucky, no additional tornadoes were reported there.
41.82002-04-28237°50'N / 88°38'W37°50'N / 88°30'W7.50 Miles200 Yards033.5M0Saline
 Brief Description: The tornado struck Galatia directly, damaging about 55 structures and destroying several. Peak winds were estimated between 120 and 130 MPH. The roof of a car wash was blown off, and then the walls collapsed on a police cruiser that was sheltered there. A coal mine sustained a quarter million dollars in damage. Two persons were injured in an overturned trailer. Two brick homes lost their roofs and some walls.
42.01972-04-14237°32'N / 89°16'W37°31'N / 89°03'W11.80 Miles30 Yards0025K0Union
42.11974-06-22237°33'N / 89°00'W000K0Johnson
42.31975-04-18338°15'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Monroe
43.11972-04-14237°31'N / 89°03'W37°33'N / 88°58'W4.90 Miles30 Yards0525K0Johnson
43.52006-03-11337°49'N / 90°00'W37°53'N / 89°54'W7.00 Miles400 Yards2101.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Perry County from Ste. Genevieve County near Highway NN and just west of the community of Giboney. The tornado moved northeast, crossing Interstate 55 only about one-half mile from the Ste. Genevieve County line. Two fatalities and F3 damage occurred in the vicinity of where the tornado crossed U.S. Route 61. The two fatalities occurred on U.S. 61, where a vehicle was picked up and thrown into a propane tank. The truck in which they were riding was likely picked up, flipped over, and slammed into the ground several times. The coroner stated that the victims died instantly. One of the victims was ejected from the truck, which then struck the top of a large propane tank. Because of the ensuing propane leak, the victim still in the truck could not be removed until the following day, when the propane was off-loaded from the tank. Both of the victims in the vehicle were residents of a mobile home who were trying to flee the tornado. The home from which they fled sustained only minor damage. At least four other people were significantly injured as they were picked up by tornadic winds and hurled 100 yards. Their injuries were compounded by wind-blown debris. Eight victims were admitted to a local hospital to remove debris which penetrated their bodies, and two others were sent to regional hospitals for serious injuries. Three mobile homes were flattened, a brick house had its roof and several walls blown off, and numerous vehicles were tossed around. A total of about a dozen residences were destroyed or severely damaged in Perry County. Perry County was designated a federal disaster area, enabling individual residents to apply for relief. The dashboard camera in a sheriff deputy's patrol car captured the tornado on film as it crossed U.S. 61 at F3 intensity. Peak winds were estimated near 170 MPH. The tornado crossed into Randolph County, Illinois at Old River, near some railroad tracks about 1.5 miles southeast of St. Marys. M40VE, F49VE
43.81990-06-02438°15'N / 88°28'W38°15'N / 88°25'W2.60 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Hamilton
43.81983-05-01238°34'N / 89°50'W38°37'N / 89°45'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0St. Clair
43.91975-01-10237°49'N / 88°32'W2.00 Miles587 Yards00250K0Saline
44.31972-04-14237°33'N / 88°58'W37°34'N / 88°46'W10.90 Miles30 Yards0025K0Johnson
45.41957-04-25238°27'N / 89°58'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0St. Clair
45.71996-04-19338°15'N / 88°25'W38°16'N / 88°24'W2.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0Wayne
 Brief Description: Total damage was estimated around 3 million dollars. The tornado destroyed 3 homes and caused moderate to severe damage to 50 others. About 45 barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, along with 60 to 70 grain bins. The small community of Piopolis was nearly devastated. The intensity of the tornado was just weak (F0 or F1) during most of its life, but it briefly reached F3 intensity.
46.01976-02-16237°28'N / 89°11'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Union
46.21961-03-06237°48'N / 88°32'W37°49'N / 88°27'W4.70 Miles100 Yards02250K0Saline
46.42002-04-21338°21'N / 88°42'W38°21'N / 88°09'W30.00 Miles500 Yards1424.0M0Wayne
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Wayne County about a half mile north of Illinois Route 15, then proceeded to move northeast to a point about 1.5 miles north of Wayne City. The tornado then paralleled Route 15 just north of Sims. The tornado continued moving east toward Fairfield, and passed through the southern part of Fairfield with F-3 intensity winds. The tornado then travelled slightly south of east toward Golden Gate. The tornado weakened east of Golden Gate and finally dissipated in extreme eastern Wayne County near Ellery. The sole fatality occurred 4 miles west of Wayne City, when a 47-year-old man was killed inside his mobile home. Of the 42 hospital-treated injuries, 13 were critical. A total of 35 homes were destroyed, and 16 received major damage. The average wind speed in the tornado was 130 to 170 MPH, with peak winds at or approaching 200 MPH. The F-3 damage was located near Sims, southern sections of Fairfield, near Merriam, and areas west and north of Wayne City. Vehicles were picked up and deposited in houses. Well-constructed houses lost roofs and some walls. Weaker structures, including a tavern near Sims, were demolished. M47MH
47.11989-01-07238°13'N / 88°24'W38°14'N / 88°21'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Hamilton
47.41957-12-18338°30'N / 88°38'W38°36'N / 88°27'W11.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Wayne
47.61955-11-16237°26'N / 89°16'W37°27'N / 89°11'W4.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Union
47.61969-06-22337°41'N / 90°04'W37°41'N / 89°44'W18.10 Miles100 Yards06250K0Perry
48.31995-05-18238°15'N / 90°08'W38°17'N / 90°05'W4.20 Miles170 Yards00110K0Monroe
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down southeast of Burksville in open country then traveled through a residential area as it moved northeast. Five homes sustained minor roof damage, although several garages and large utility buildings suffered severe damage where the roof was completely removed or sides of the buildings were knocked out. A farm implement store and storage building were also heavily damaged, with insulation from the store carried 300 yards northeast. Several high tension electrical lines were snapped after the tornado crossed Highway 3.
48.41957-12-19237°42'N / 88°32'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Saline
49.21989-01-07238°14'N / 88°21'W38°17'N / 88°20'W3.00 Miles100 Yards062.5M0White
49.41957-05-21238°25'N / 90°12'W38°32'N / 89°52'W19.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
49.41950-12-02338°45'N / 89°40'W38°48'N / 89°36'W4.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
49.91984-11-09238°49'N / 89°25'W38°53'N / 89°14'W12.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Bond


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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