Twenty-Two Tornadoes Tear Through Illinois, Injuring 'Dozens
Twenty-two tornadoes tore through central Illinois Saturday, injuring thirty people and destroying homes, ABC News reports. There were no reported deaths and emergency responders are checking to see if anyone remains injured or trapped, as about one dozen had initially been trapped in their homes in the aftermath of the severe weather. A truck that was transporting chemicals was also overturned in the chaos. Authorities said hazmat crews are working to clean up the chemicals. Many of these storms struck Christian County, Illinois, which sits southeast of Springfield. The tornadoes touched down in the afternoon and continued until the evening, according to ABC News. On Friday, one man was killed during severe weather in Aurora, Missouri. His body was found covered with debris, officials said.