Daily Mail, UK
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:23 CST
Eighty one separate twisters were reported across the Midwest. The devastating storm outbreak brought winds of up to 200mph that flattened hundreds of homes and killed six people.
Residents of Washington, a downstate town of 15,000, were left to pick up the pieces Monday and begin recovering from the disaster.
Bits of American flags and insulation from destroyed houses clung to trees that had been stripped of most of their branches and remaining leaves by the twister.
Police were keeping residents from returning to the storm-hit area, where buildings were destroyed and cars turned upside down, out of concern that people could be injured while attempting to retrieve possessions.
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