Tornado Destroys Harrisburg

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At least ten people have reportedly been killed and more than 100 others injured following a tornado that tore through the southeastern Illinois town of Harrisburg.

As residents of the small town, which is located about 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, Mo., try to salvage what is left of their belongings, at least 100 others are being treated for injuries at area hospitals, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. A hospital employee told the paper that there are over 200 “totally crushed houses” throughout the area.


Visiting Nurses Association emergency responders were walking door to door to help residents. They will renew that effort on Tuesday with 150 Hugs teddies to bring a small measure of comfort to families that have lost so much.