WASHINGTON, IL- Homes destroyed and telephone poles down as a twister rips through the city. Washington is one of several cities in the state that a tornado touched down in.
Six people have been reported dead across Illinois.
The Illinois National Guard sent ten firefighters to Washington to help with immediate search and recovery operations.
Reports say around 40 people from Washington, IL are being treated for tornado related injuries. Seven of them are trauma victims.
The Washington Fire Department is now assisting and relocating residents who have lost their homes.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.