More than 1,000 homes damaged, destroyed in Washington, Ill.

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 7:54 PM

WASHINGTON, Ill.—The mayor of the central Illinois community of Washington says more than 1,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by strong storms.

Click here to see photos of the devastation

Mayor Gary Manier says that figure includes homes that were totally destroyed as well as properties that received minor damage. Officials still haven’t said how many people in the community have been affected by Sunday’s tornado. Washington has about 16,000 residents and is about 10 miles east of Peoria.

Photos: 6 killed in Illinois tornadoes

The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Washington had winds that reached 190 miles per hour. The funnel cloud cut a path more than 46 miles long, killing one person and injuring dozens more.

Video: Man recites the Lord's Prayer as tornado passes through Washington

Across Illinois, Sunday’s storms killed six people. Forecasters say there were at least 11 tornadoes that hit the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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