Dashcam video of southern Illinois tornado

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 12:00 PM

OKAWVILLE, Ill. -- Authorities have released dashcam video of a tornado that ripped through Okawville in southern Illinois on Tuesday.

Okawville Police Chief Steve Millikin says the tornado he videotaped on his dashboard camera clipped the northern edge of his 1,400-resident village Tuesday night.

Millikin says that’s where the storm leveled a house under construction and damaged roofs and farm structures.

He says the trucker in the overturned rig was slightly injured. Okawville is 40 miles east of St. Louis.

Meteorologist Ben Miller says eyewitness reports and video appear to confirm a tornado caused the damage. The intensity, path and length haven’t yet been determined.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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