December 21, 2014
Illinois' governor has declared a state of emergency in three counties after Friday's powerful storms barreled through the Midwest.
At least five people died in the storms which unleashed tornados, damaged hundreds of homes and knocked out power to thousands. Tens of thousands in Illinois are still in the dark.
Missouri has also declared a state of emergency after the system damaged more than 300 buildings, including 13 schools.
Some are picking up the pieces today. Others are dealing with another storm system spreading from Arkansas and northern Mississippi across Tennessee and Kentucky.
Some homes were evacuated in West Virginia this morning because of flooding caused by more than 2 inches of rain. High water also closed several main roads.
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