Published November 17, 2013
Some tornado touchdowns were reported Sunday in Washington and Pekin, Ill.
An apartment complex was severely damaged in Washington, according to the Peoria Journal Star. A shelter was established for those in need of a place to live for the time being.
The Central Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross was setting up additional shelter around Washington, the chapter said on its Twitter feed.
Washington, IL. catastrophic damage.. Homes leveled, trees mangled.. #tornado #ilwx #outbreak pic.twitter.com/q17wQaJuXC— Brandon Sullivan (@BTSullivan91) November 17, 2013
Another tornado was reported in the Chicago suburb of Frankfort, Ill.
More than 116,000 Ameren Illinois customers were without power Sunday afternoon as a result of the storms, according to the utility's website.
At least 26 tornado reports have been received along with more than 60 wind damage reports on Sunday, mostly in Illinois as a major storm system pushed eastward.