Rebuilding after Illinois tornado moving quickly
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Officials say most of the buildings that were damaged or destroyed one year ago when a deadly tornado tore through the central Illinois community of Washington will be rebuilt by the end of 2014.
The Peoria Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/11bwOL5) that not only do officials estimate that 75 percent of the 1,108 buildings will be rebuilt by the end of the year but that the number might climb as high as 90 percent by the end of 2015.
City Administrator Tim Gleason says the numbers are “amazing” because officials expected only about half the buildings would be rebuilt by the end of this year.
More than a half dozen people died as a result of the tornadoes that stuck Washington and other area communities in November 2013.