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    PHOTOS: Residents Devastated by Tornadoes Begin Cleanup

    By By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    November 20, 2013, 10:15:21 AM EST

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    As a particularly dangerous situation developed in the Midwest on Sunday, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes erupted across the region.

    Patty Thompson with the Central Office of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency confirmed that there have been six fatalities for the state and that there are likely over 100 injured, though that number is not yet official.

    According to reports from the Associated Press, two additional lives were lost in Michigan.

    As of Sunday morning, funnel clouds were reported near Hebron, Ill., by a NWS trained spotter, a tornado was indicated by radar near Pell Lake, Wisc., and another tornado south of Peoria, Ill.

    By Sunday afternoon, tornadoes were confirmed in the Chicago suburb of Frankfort, in Peoria and Roanoke, Ill. There were also reports by NWS spotters of tornado touchdowns in Woodford and LaSalle counties in Illinois. Additionally, law enforcement sighted a tornado in Braceville, Ill.

    Later Sunday evening, more tornadoes were reported across Kentucky and Indiana. Tornadoes were sighted in areas near Lone Oak, Morganfield and Puducah, Ky. In Indiana, Noblesville and Lebanon reported funnel clouds.

    In Chicago on Sunday afternoon, the Bears were set to play the Baltimore Ravens but gameplay was halted and fans inside the stadium were asked to seek immediate shelter due to the severe storms.

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    Winds in the Chicago suburbs gusted up to 75 mph, according to an NWS spotter, as a line of severe thunderstorms passed through Oak Lawn, Ill.

    Cleanup efforts are underway across much of the affected area.



    The Indiana State Police Department has kept active on Twitter, using the tag #HoosiersHelpingHoosiers to spread safety information in the aftermath of the storm.




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