The National Weather Service has since classified the storm and put it on par with the 2004 tornado that struck Utica and Granville and ultimately claimed 10 lives.
Tuesday’s tornado was an EF-3 and is the first of its type to strike Illinois in the month of February, according to records dating back to 1950.“Thank God that it wasn’t worse than it could’ve been,” said James Joseph, director of Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
Project managers, after applying for and being approved to work on individual Rebuild sites, will be responsible for hiring and for overseeing the work.
Clarke pressed for a process that would bring in a diverse group of nonprofit partners.
“We’ve been hearing them and we're open to making adjustments, which we have,” said David Gould, Rebuild’s deputy director of community engagement and communications.
“It's our hope that gets us to a place where everybody is more comfortable.
Some on Council want Rebuild administered through the city’s procurement and capital program office, rather than through outside nonprofits.
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