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Tornado outbreak injures at least 20 in Illinois


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Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:58 PM - Clean-up efforts are underway in central Illinois after numerous tornadoes tore through the area over the weekend.

Authorities say at least 20 people were injured and dozens of homes were damaged.

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According to the National Weather Service, more than 20 unconfirmed tornadoes were reported in central Illinois.

At the height of the storm, some 10,000 customers were without power.



In the town of Butler, one tornado went through a car dealership and ripped the roof off.

"It's a miracle that no one has been killed in this tragedy, in these tornadoes," Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois, told CNN.


The National Weather Service says the actual number of tornadoes that touched down will be confirmed in the coming days. 

Illinois typically sees 47 tornadoes a year but that doesn't include December, which doesn't have a monthly average, CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar said.

May is typically the peak month with about 15 tornadoes.

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