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Galesburg Fire Chief Tom Simkins Issues Detailed Report from Cameron

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Simkins_TomSometime around 7:30 last evening, I made the decision, as EMA Coordinator, to set the storm warning sirens off in Galesburg.  We had received a report from Monmouth Firefighters of a tornado touchdown south of Monmouth and moving east.  About 10 minutes or so later, a large tornado on the ground was reported by Warren County Sheriffs and firefighters near Cameron.  At that time, I was on the phone with the NWS meteorologists in Lincoln confirming the tornado had slowed its easterly trek to about 25 miles per hour.  

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