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Tornadoes tear through US Mid-West, destroy Illinois town

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Tornadoes tear through US Mid-West, destroy Illinois town

<p>Tornadoes ripped through America’s mid-West leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.</p> <p>Weather scientists are working to verify the number of tornadoes which touched down in Illinois, Iowa and Ohio.</p> <p>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. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lots of farmland around <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fairdale?src=hash">#Fairdale</a>, though the town took a direct hit. Crews still in search & rescue via <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7Chicago">@ABC7Chicago</a> <a href="http://t.co/vC4OSzsPWI">pic.twitter.com/vC4OSzsPWI</a></p>— Max Tsaparis (@MaxTsaparis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MaxTsaparis/status/586515914205564928">April 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fairdale?src=hash">#Fairdale</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Illinois?src=hash">#Illinois</a> BEFORE & AFTER the large wedge <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tornado?src=hash">#tornado</a> tore through the town Thursday night. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ILwx?src=hash">#ILwx</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/severe?src=hash">#severe</a> <a href="http://t.co/JXUBUHDhzq">pic.twitter.com/JXUBUHDhzq</a></p>— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) <a href="https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/586567077160476672">April 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service the storms left an 80km path of tornado damage in Illinois.</p> <p>They were part of a severe weather system that was predicted to affect 95 million people on Thursday from north-east Texas to Michigan.</p> <p>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.</p>