On November 17, 2013, an unusual tornado outbreak occurred in Illinois and surrounding area. The event resulted in 73 tornados. Two of the tornadoes reached level EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, a severity that typically levels everything in its path. Hail was as big as 4 inches in some areas. The EF4 tornado that struck Washington, Illinois caused $935 million in damage.
The music video below tell of the resilience and determination of those who arose from the aftermath to rebuild their lives and community.