|Storm of June 14, 1998|
On the morning of June 14, 1998 the Alton/River Bend region was struck by
severe winds. Wind speeds estimated between 80-100 miles per hour uprooted
trees and downed power lines throughout a large section of the community.
Areas hardest hit were Downtown Alton, State Street and Northern Godfrey
Rd. Power was out for the city and surrounding communities for most of the
day. As of Monday morning, some sections of town were still without power.
There have been no reported fatalities.
Below are some photos of the damage - click on the picture to view a larger image.