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Tornado Hits Peoria's WEEK-TV

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A frightening few moments for the meteorologists at WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL today, when a tornado began bearing down on the station while they were live on-air with severe weather coverage. Meteorologists Chuck Collins and Sandy Gallant were in the middle of a weather cut-in when they heard the "train", at which point they abruptly signed off and sought shelter. WEEK's building sustained some damage. The station had lost power prior to these events, but remained on-air thanks to backup power.

 

 

 

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I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE NEW SETUP,!! The Local on the 8s doesn't even cover my city!! It Doesn't show my temperature at all.

It SUKKS Big Time. Plz put it back the way it was!! As far as I'm concerned there are other weather channels online... I need to switch to something more accommodating!! Wouldn't you agree it's frustrating to go somewhere else for something so important and

Should be at our fingertips MOST of the time.

 

Thank You for your time.

Debbiemcq

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Take your complaint to an official channel; we don't represent any media organization.

 

...Or at least to the right thread.

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Something about Illinois and tornadoes seem to get TV stations there involved.

 

This same thing happened with a tornado hitting WREX in Rockford back in 2011.

 

 

Also happened in Wichita at KSN earlier this year.

 

 

(Amazing how Youtube is able to find similar videos like that)

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Something about Illinois and tornadoes seem to get TV stations there involved.

 

This same thing happened with a tornado hitting WREX in Rockford back in 2011.

 

 

Also happened in Wichita at KSN earlier this year.

 

 

(Amazing how Youtube is able to find similar videos like that)

 

The extended video from KSN is intense.

 

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Happening more and more, and I can remember the KAMR (Amarillo) incident. The thing I love is that, until they hear the tornado at their doorstep, they're live on-air. This is a major testament to the hard work and dedication that goes into keeping the public safe.

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