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A tornado moves northeast Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, two miles west of Flatville, Ill. The tornado damaged many farm buildings and homes on its way to Gifford, Ill., where scores of houses were devastated.

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Demolished homes and vehicles in the Devonshire Subdivision in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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Pat Whitaker, 82, sits under a blanket in her nightgown outside her home waiting for help to come in Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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Washington firefighters survey Devonshire Street on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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Ray Baughman embraces family shortly after his home was destroyed by a tornado that left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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The moon is seen behind a utility worker repairing a city street light in Brookport, Ill., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

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A mattress is wrapped around a stripped tree in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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A Washington homeowner moves debris next to a set of stairs that once lead to the second floor of his home in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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Washington, Ill., firefighters stand in the middle of Devonshire Street on the North side of Washington, Ill., after a tornado leveled at least fifty homes, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. High winds that followed the tornado are causing danger as homeowners and emergency workers try to search homes.

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Firefighters look over damage to trailers at Summit Village east of Marion, Ind., after storms blew through Marion and Grant County on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2013.

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Sunday's tornado caused major damage to Fire Station No. 6 in Kokomo, Ind. on Nov. 17, 2013.

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Debris is strewn in a tree Washington, Ill., early Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2013, after a tornado leveled hundreds of homes in the city the day before.

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A bed mattress is seen wrapped around a tree, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, after strong winds destroyed a home in Jerry City, Ohio. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

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Georgia Sterling walks through what is left of her son's kitchen, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, after strong winds destroyed this home in Jerry City, Ohio. Sterling's son, Joshua Hopple, and his wife, Carol, were both in the house when high winds ripped through the home. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

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The rubble of a home in Washington, Ill., is seen early Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, after a tornado leveled hundreds of homes in the city the day before.

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Eric Crawford, 28, waited for the storm to pass and a rainbow to appear before checking on his mail in rural Orchard Farm on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in St. Charles County. Corn husks were flying through the air in the high winds.

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The Lake St. Louis sign on I-70 was knocked down on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, following the storm that raced through the area.

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Residents search through debris following the likely tornado touch down in Gifford, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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A man walks through a damaged home in Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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Damage following the likely tornado touch down in Gifford, Ill on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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A tree was pulled out of the ground by the roots, collapsing onto a house after a tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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A tornado left a path of devastation through the north end of Pekin, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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Rescuers pull an injured resident from a demolished house after a tornado destroyed parts of Washington, Ill., Sunday, nov. 17, 2013.

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Richard Miller of Washington, Illinois salvages items from his brothers home, after a tornado leveled a subdivision on the North side of Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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A mattress is wrapped around a stripped tree in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian Vestal, 3, after a tornado damaged the area near Chestnut Road in East Peoria, Il.,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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A resident walks through tornado-ravaged Brookport, Ill., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

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Webster Groves firefighters Chris Manita, center, and Matt Grossenhieder climb over a tree that fell on a house on Clydehurst Drive in Webster Groves, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. The residents of the house were home at the time the tree fell but were not injured. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across a number of Midwestern states Sunday, causing damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.

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Tornado damage is seen in Brookport, Ill., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

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A pick-up truck is buried under storm debris in Brookport, Ill., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

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A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington, Ill., is left in ruins after a tornado tore through the northern part of the town on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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Gov. Mike Pence plans to visit three Indiana communities, Kokomo, Lafayette and Washington Monday, hard-hit by tornadoes and severe thunderstorms as government officials and residents continue assessing the damage left by Sunday's storms.

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Severe storms caused damage to businesses along Hoffer Street in Kokomo, Ind., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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A car sits halfway in a basement at a leveled home near Home Avenue and Hoffer Street in Kokomo Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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A Marion firefighter steps around wind-damaged trailers at Summit Village east of Marion, Ind., after storms blew through Marion and Grant County on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2013.

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This photo provided by Dodge County Emergency Management shows cattle shed on a family farm in the Town of Hustisford was damaged Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 when severe weather moved through the area. Dodge County Emergency Management Director Joseph Meagher says no cattle were injured.

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Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Illinois took the brunt of the fury as the string of unusually powerful late-season tornadoes tore across the state.
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