Illinois Tornadoes By the Numbers

Thousands of Illinois residents continue to clean up after tornadoes ripped through several towns on Sunday, Nov. 17. Click through for an overview of the storms by the numbers.

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Thousands of Illinois residents continue to clean up after tornadoes ripped through several towns on Sunday, Nov. 17. Click through for an overview of the storms by the numbers.
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190 mph: The speed the largest tornado in Illinois reached at its peak. The twister raked through the town of Washington, and was deemed an EF-4 by National Weather Service forecasters.
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46.2: Number of miles the EF-4 tornado stayed on the ground, leveling countless homes. The NWS said the half-mile-wide twister initially developed over the southeast portion of East Peoria then traveled northeast.
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122: Number of people injured by the tornado that swept through Washington. Officials said at least 1,000 homes were affected.
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11: Number of twisters forecasters verified touched down in Illinois on Sunday.
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6: Number of people tragically killed in Illinois during the tornadoes and storms.
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3,5000: Number of insurance claims State Farm officials said they received two days after the storm from customers in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.
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13: Counties Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared as disaster areas following the storms. Agents with the Federal Emergency Management Agency were sent to Illinois and other affected states.
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30: Number of F2 tornadoes documented by the NWS in Illinois in the month of November since 1950. Eight F3 tornadoes have been documented.
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EF-3: Ranking of the tornado that torn through Gifford. Forecasters say winds reached 140 mph and the twister stayed on the ground for 24 miles.
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$10: The amount you can donate to the Salvation Army to help tornado victims. Text STORM to 80888 and reply YES to confirm your donation of $10. To donate $10 through the Red Cross, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
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Countless: Number of volunteers helping clean up areas that were hardest hit by the tornadoes.
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