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Federal and state officials assess storm damage in Washington, IL


Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Washington, Illinois Thursday to begin preliminary assessments of damage caused by Sunday's tornadoes and severe storms.

Representatives from FEMA are meeting with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other local officials to talk about the extent of the damage.

The evidence FEMA gathers will be used when Illinois requests federal disaster assistance to help out the communities involved. Six people died and hundreds of buildings were damaged when the tornadoes and storms ripped through the state Sunday.

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