A look back 1 year later: 8 killed as tornado rips through Harrisburg

A look back 1 year later: 8 killed as tornado rips through Harrisburg

A look back 1 year later: 8 killed as tornado rips through Harrisburg

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 5:23 AM

Residents in Harrisburg, Illinois continue to recover a year after a devastating tornado rocked the community, leaving 8 people dead.

Authorities say the tornado on February 9, 2012 was 200 yards wide and packed winds of 170 mph. Most of the victims lived along a street that took the brunt of the storm.

Click through the gallery to the right to view haunting images of the tornado, which left the southern Illinois town in ruins.

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