Illinois town hopes to bring landscapes back to life after tornado
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 00:45
April 27 - A November tornado ripped the trees from a small park in Illinois, but volunteers are hoping to bring the landscapes back to life. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Months after a tornado ripped through this Washington, Illinois park, residents are digging in to restore the landscape.
They're planting some 600 saplings to replace the 150 mature trees lost last year.
Volunteers at Meadow Valley Park can see the progress.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) DENNIS HERMANN, VOLUNTEER, SAYING:
"The evidence of the saplings that are planted is, indeed, making you feel like we are heading in the right direction."
The November tornado leveled the small city.
Winds of up to 200 miles per hour flipped cars and reduced buildings to rubble.
The same storm system killed eight people in two states.
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