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Power of Illinois tornadoes comes into focus

CHICAGO (AP) – The power of the tornadoes that tore across Illinois on Sunday is becoming clear.

The National Weather Service says at least 11 twisters touched down in Illinois that day. The one that devastated the central Illinois community of Washington peaked at 190 mph and stayed on the ground for 46 miles.

The weather service says two of the tornadoes were rated EF-4, the second highest rating and the strongest to form in November in the state.

Six people across the state died because of the tornadoes Sunday, Illinois’ highest death toll from a tornado on a single November day.

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