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8 Confirmed Dead in Extreme Weather Across Central US

At least 8 people are now confirmed dead in extreme weather across the central US. 6 in Illinois and 2 in Michigan died following powerful storms and tornadoes.
At least 8 people are now confirmed dead in extreme weather across the central US.  6 in Illinois and 2 in Michigan died following powerful storms and tornadoes.

Destruction is everywhere you look in the central Illinois town of Washington.  Governor Pat Quinn declaring a disaster in 7 counties in the state.

"It's important that everyone in each and every one of those counties and communities that were effected get all the information necessary so that we can put our best foot forward to get federal relief."

One of the hardest hit areas.  The National Weather Service says the tornado had a preliminary rating of EF4 with wind speeds of up to 190 miles per hour.

"The unfortunate thing is that this thing hit in November and November is not the construction season that we build homes in this part of our state.  It's going to be a longer process."

This aerial video shows the devastation in the southern Illinois town of New Minden, East of Saint Louis, many homes and barns heavily damaged.

Severe weather also slamming many states, including Western Michigan knocking down trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of homes and businesses without power.

Forecasters say these unusual late-season storms moved dangerously fast, heading East at about 60 miles per hour.

"I knew it's time to go to the basement because you can see the rotation.  I ran to the basement in about 30 seconds, it was gone by already."

Remnants of the storms also bringing heavy rain and winds to the northeast overnight and early Monday morning but no major damage has been reported in that region.
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