Tornadoes Ravage Illinois

Fifty three million people were endangered as a powerful storm system raged across the Midwest Sunday, spawning at least 10 tornadoes that killed at least one person in Illinois.

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A tornado that swept through Washington, Ill. Sunday afternoon flattened homes and left the community in shock.
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Aerial views of the damage in Washington, Ill.
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A resident walks through tornado-ravaged Brookport, Ill., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
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An American flag still flies among storm debris as the sun rises in Brookport, Ill., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)
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A resident works to salvage items from a home damaged by severe weather in Kokomo, Ind., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
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A person stands among damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, hugs homeowner Patsy Addison in front of her storm damaged home in Kokomo, Ind., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
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Damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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Damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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Damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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Police stand amongst damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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A man walks among damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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A man takes a photo of a damaged building along Washington Road in the aftermath of the tornado in Washington, Ill.
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Firefighters search a heavily damaged home after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest with at least six people reported dead and 54 injured in Illinois. Click through to see more photos.
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A young boy takes a break from helping comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in their basement as a tornado destroyed their farm house; they were not injured. The tornado cut a path of destruction through Washington.
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A fire truck and other vehicles lineup near what was left of Curt Zehr’s home about a mile northeast of Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms spawning tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday.
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A firefighter searches through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least six people reported dead in Illinois.
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A stuffed bear sits on a road in Brookport, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. A tornado ripped through the small far southern Illinois town.
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Jeremy Janssen of Mackinaw Fire Department walks through debris along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least six people reported dead in Illinois.
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The damage is surveyed along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest with at least six people reported dead in Illinois.
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Debris covers the area after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest with at least six people reported dead in Illinois.
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Maranda Souders, 37, of Metropolis, Ill., picks up a crystal bowl and cup while searching her grandmother's home in Brookport, Ill., after a tornado hit the small town Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
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: Residents and firefighters sort through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest with at least six people reported dead in Illinois.
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Tina Junk and Gary Junk, residents of Elgin Avenue, salvage what remains after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest with at least six people reported dead in Illinois.
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Friends and neighbors comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in the basement at the base of the pictured stairs as a tornado destroyed their farm house. They were not injured.
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A news cameraman shoots video of the rubble of an auto parts store destroyed by a tornado in Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Illinois State Police says several people were inside at the time the tornado hit but all escaped uninjured. The tornado cut a path of destruction through Washington.
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Residents look at torando debris in Brookport, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. A tornado ripped through the small town in far southern Illinois.
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Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter. In a photo provided by Dodge County Emergency Management, a garage in the Town of Hustisford collapsed and walls were turned inside-out after severe weather moved through the area Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
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A view of part of Washington, Ill. is seen from Mackenzie Street in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 after a tornado moved through the area. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.
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A view of part of Washington, Ill. is seen Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 after a tornado moved through the area. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.
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Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago.
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Fans seek shelter under an overpass outside Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area suspending play in the NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago.
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Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game.
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Heavy rain falls as play was suspended during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago.
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