Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 7.5 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State ILLINOIS
County/Area SALINE
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2002-04-28 00:07:00.0 CST
Begin Location 1W GALATIA
Begin Lat/Lon 37.83/-88.63
End Date 2002-04-28 00:16:00.0 CST
End Location 7E GALATIA
End Lat/Lon 37.83/-88.50
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 3/0
Property Damage 3.5M
Crop Damage
Event Narrative 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.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 3 3.500M 0.00K
GALATIA SALINE CO. IL 04/28/2002 00:07 CST Tornado F2 0 3 3.500M 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 3.500M 0.00K