Harrisburg Residents Still On Edge With More Storms

Maria Keena

HARRISBURG, IL (KMOX) – Two days after a deadly tornado tore through Harrisburg Illinois, residents found themselves unnerved again today by storm sirens.

The Red Cross’ Cindy Erickson says when the sirens sounded, many Harrisburg residents went to the shelter for protection. She says they were frightened and still on edge from the E-F-4 tornado that tore through town Wednesday.

At least three funnel clouds were spotted north of Harrisburg, as thunderstorms and heavy rain-swept the region.

Forecasters say more potential of thunderstorms are possible today. The weather service urges the region to remain vigilant, given the un-predictability of storms.

Tomorrow it’s the first of six funerals. 75-year-old Mary Osman and 74-year-old Linda Hull will be laid to rest.

Services are planned Sunday for 61-year-old Donna Rann and her 64-year-old husband, Randy as well as 22-year-old Jaylynn Ferrell.

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