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Red Cross Assisting, Surveying Damage in North Central Illinois

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The Red Cross is continuing a response effort in north central Illinois as communities there pick up the pieces from Tuesday night’s severe weather and tornadoes.

Assessment teams are collecting information on the size and extent of the damage.

Several people were hospitalized, two people were killed. Initial estimates indicate that 300-400 homes were damaged, and between 80-100 homes were destroyed.

A shelter remains open at Ottawa High School for those left homeless or struggling, although as of Wednesday night, there were no overnight residents. Meals and supplies are being offered at the high school.

Red Cross disaster response teams are providing safety/wellness checks and medication replacement for those impacted in LaSalle and Ogle Counties.

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