Illinois tornado survivors brace for more storms

Illinois tornado survivors brace for more storms

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RIDGWAY, IL - MARCH 01: Workers survey damage to St. Joseph's Catholic Church on March 1, 2012 in Ridgeway, Illinois. The 110-year-old church was completely destroyed after it was struck by a tornado early yesterday morning. According to reports, at least 13 people died as severe weather swept through the middle of the country yesterday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 9:37 AM

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) -- Relatives of tornado victims in southern Illinois are bracing for another storm system as they pick through the rubble of their loved ones' homes.
   
Darrell Osman's mother was among six people killed by the tornado that leveled whole blocks in Harrisburg. He said Thursday that it is frustrating to hear more storms are predicted. Osman was searching for his mother's belongings and he fears possessions exposed by the first storm could be ruined by rain.
   
Osman says he thinks he's been hit as hard as he can be hit, but that another strong storm would be disheartening for the whole community.
   
The National Weather Service says severe storms are expected to roll through the region again after midnight Thursday and linger into Friday, possibly bringing hail, rain and more tornados.
 

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