Midwest Tornado Outbreak: State-by-State Impacts

November 21, 2013

An unusually large and strong late-season storm system ripped through several Midwest states Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state:

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  • As of Thursday evening, NWS survey teams confirm at least 20 tornadoes touched down in Illinois.
  • 15 counties received disaster declarations Thursday.
  • At least six people were killed statewide.
  • An EF4 tornado damaged or destroyed 1,500 homes in Washington, Ill.

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  • Nearly all of the more than 678,000 homes and businesses that lost power now have service—26,000 outages still remain as of midday Thursday. 
  • NWS confirmed at least four tornadoes statewide
  • At least two people died statewide Sunday; One in Jackson County and another in Shiawassee County.


  • NWS survey teams confirmed at least 26 tornadoes hit the state; the number could rise as surveys continue
  • Duke Energy Reports about 100 outages remained Thursday morning in the Kokomo area, down from 1,300 outages the day before. 
  • Indiana Michigan Power Co. says it has fewer than 400 outages remaining in the Marion area and fewer than 100 in LaPorte County. The company expects to have all power restored in those areas Thursday.

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  • NWS confirmed at least five tornadoes.
  • Wood County Director of Emergency Management Brad Gilbert said two people suffered minor injuries when their house was damaged in Jerry City, about 10 miles southeast of Bowling Green.
  • Winds toppled a drive-in movie screen at a theater in the Toledo suburb of Oregon.


  • NWS confirmed at least six tornadoes. The number could rise slightly as more surveys are completed.


  • NWS confirmed three tornadoes had touched down statewide

MORE: Photos from the Storm

A person sorts the damage of a home in the Washington Estates subdivision in the aftermath of a tornado on Nov. 18, 2013, in Washington, Ill. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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