Several People Dead after Severe Weather Sweeps Illinois

Published 11/17 2013 07:35PM

Updated 11/17 2013 10:46PM

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.

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