47 Years Since Deadly Belvidere Tornado

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

BELVIDERE (WIFR) – It’s been 47 years since a deadly tornado ripped through Belvidere.

On this day back in 1967, around 3:50 p.m., it only took a moment for one tornado to cause millions of dollars in damage.

The F4 twister first hit Belvidere high school, killing 13 kids. The tornado spanned 25 and a half miles, destroying well over 100 homes. A total of 24 were killed and hundreds were hurt.


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