Tornadoes tear through US Mid-West, destroy Illinois town

Tornadoes tear through US Mid-West, destroy Illinois town
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Tornadoes ripped through America’s mid-West leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Weather scientists are working to verify the number of

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Tornadoes ripped through America’s mid-West leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

Weather scientists are working to verify the number of tornadoes which touched down in Illinois, Iowa and Ohio.

Illinois was the worst affected. One person has died in Fairdale and several others were hospitalised as a result of the severe storms. Not one home escaped damage when a tornado touched down in the town located 140 kilometres from Chicago.

Lots of farmland around #Fairdale, though the town took a direct hit. Crews still in search & rescue via @ABC7Chicagopic.twitter.com/vC4OSzsPWI

— Max Tsaparis (@MaxTsaparis) April 10, 2015

#Fairdale, #Illinois BEFORE & AFTER the large wedge #tornado tore through the town Thursday night. #ILwx#severepic.twitter.com/JXUBUHDhzq

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) April 10, 2015

According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service the storms left an 80km path of tornado damage in Illinois.

They were part of a severe weather system that was predicted to affect 95 million people on Thursday from north-east Texas to Michigan.

Forecasters are also warning of possible severe storms continuing across the south-east US states, as well as a heightened risk of tornadoes in the Baltimore to Washington DC region.

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