Destructive tornado claims six lives at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville


December 15, 2021

This National Weather Service photo shows the damage to the south side of the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville. The facility was hit by an EF3 tornado on Friday night, according to a preliminary report from the NWS, killing six and causing multiple injuries. As far as we know, no one from the Staunton area was injured; but many people here are employed at the complex.

–Capitol News Illinois

In the wake of Friday night storms that left six dead at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, a disaster proclamation was issued Monday for 28 counties in southern and central Illinois. The proclamation will bring personnel or equipment from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to assist with storm recovery.

"My administration is committed to standing with Edwardsville and all of the surrounding communities affected in every aspect of the immediate recovery, as well as on the road to rebuilding," said Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who issued the proclamation. "Yesterday,...

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