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SIU book documents deadly southern Illinois tornado, cleanup

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

The communities of Ridgeway and Harrisburg likely won't forget February 29, 2012.

That's the day an EF4 tornado tore through the towns killing seven people.

But a book from Southern Illinois University documents for all to remember, detailing the aftermath of the Harrisburg tornado with pictures from that day and the clean-up.

Earlier Sunday afternoon dozens of people from both communities gathered at the Harrisburg Library to pick up the first copies of SIUs book about that day.

The students spent several months talking to residents about their experiences.

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