Cleanup begins as rescue ends in Harrisburg

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Posted on March 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 10:58 AM

Harrisburg, Il.(KMOV) -- The cleanup has begun after a deadly tornado swept through the City of Harrisburg on Wednesday morning.

The tornado left six people dead and an estimated 100 others injured in addition to damaging 250 to 300 houses.  
 
Below is important information if you would like to help:
 
Monetary donations may be made to the Salvation Army at 10 West Locust in Harrisburg or Christian Compassion Care Center (P.O. Box 422/Harrisburg).
 
Building supply donations and distribution will be on the east side of the SIC Foundation Building at the intersection of Seright Street and US 45.
 
Cleanup volunteers will need to go to the Southeastern Illinois Foundation to register.  Over 300 volunteers registered to assist with cleanup between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.  The volunteers will be dispatched when needed on Friday at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday.
 
Trees and limbs may be taken to the Railroad Yard on North Veterans Drive.  They may also be piled at the curb for pick-up by the city at a later date.  Construction debris cannot be taken to this site.  These items will need to be taken to a landfill by the property owner.
 
Ameren Illinois estimated that power will be restored to the entire area by Friday afternoon.  
 
Curfew is set for 6 p.m.
 

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