A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. After a strong afternoon cold front, brisk north winds -- 20-25mph -- will continue to drop temperature to / just above a freeze tonight. A rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and 10am Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) The cleanup from an outbreak of tornadoes has scarcely begun, but people in storm-ravaged towns like Washington in central Illinois have come together and kept going.
The tornado that hit Washington on Sunday cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from one side of the community of 16,000 to the other. It damaged or destroyed as many as 500 homes.
People forced out of their homes were allowed back in Monday to survey damage and see what they could save.
In one neighborhood, homeowners and their friends and families worked quickly in a stiff, cold breeze.
Some homes had been shattered into piles of brick, drywall and lumber. Others still had sections standing.
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