Tornado Threats and Dangers

Murphysboro, Illinois has suffered more fatalities from a single storm than any other city. March 18, 1925–a time when most of us weren’t even glimmers in our grandfathers’ eyes. A tornado struck the Plains states with winds in excess of 300 mph. The damage? 695 people dead. More than 2000 injuries. 15,000 Plains homes destroyed.…

FEMA Regulations Prevent Pilger Tornado Shelters

FEMA regulations regarding flood plain insurance may now cost Pilger residents their homes. Since Pilger lies in a flood plain, they are not allowed to have basements, otherwise they must pay costly flood plain insurance fees. Many Pilger residents used their basements as lifesaving tornado shelters during the twin tornado catastrophe, which creates a lose-lose scenario for many home-owners.