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Tornadoes pummel central, southern Illinois communities

The cleanup is underway for a number of towns in central and southern Illinois after several tornadoes cut into the countryside. The National Weather service is reporting 22 tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon and evening. Dozens of injuries were reported. At least fatality was reported in Missouri.

Governor Bruce Rauner toured Taylorville Sunday, getting a firsthand look at 29 homes destroyed. Reports of nearly 100 other homes were damaged. The governor is asking all property owners to collect receipts and keep good records of their loss.

Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry says there's a lot of work to do over the next several weeks and months. Sight-seers are asked to stay away. Volunteer clean-up crews are welcome, but must register with local officials.

94.1 WGFA