Severe Weather Damages Communities Throughout Southern Illinois and Missouri

Severe Weather Damages Communities Throughout Southern Illinois and Missouri

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One person in Missouri is dead and several areas are damaged after severe weather made its way through the region last night. The Perry County, Missouri Sheriff says one of the people was killed by a tornado south of Perryville, Missouri. In Illinois areas that saw damage include Ava, Elkville, Vergennes, Christopher, and parts of Franklin County. According to Ameren Illinois customers in Williamson, Perry, Pulaski, and Alexander are experienced power outages due to the storms. The National Weather Service reports 22 tornadoes passed through Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Iowa last night.