Number of Illinois homes damaged Sunday expected to grow - – Rockford’s News Leader

Number of Illinois homes damaged Sunday expected to grow


State officials expect the number of homes destroyed or badly damaged in Sunday's severe weather and tornadoes will rise even higher than the current tally of at least 900.

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday the IEMA is not even close to having a full count of homes affected in Washington, Illinois, which was the hardest hit. A tornado with 190 mph winds tore a 46 mile path that went straight through the central Illinois town.

Workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are expected to start damage assessments for federal help on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, at least 15 tornadoes hit the state Sunday.

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