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Disaster Areas

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Washington Mayor: 1,000 Homes Damaged Or Destroyed By Tornado

Officials acknowledge initial damage assessments underestimated extent of devastation from Sunday’s tornado.

11/19/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Federal Grants To Provide $190M In Flood Relief

Grants can be used to help with home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related expenses.

07/31/2013

Drought

All But 4 Illinois Counties Now Disaster Areas Due To Drought

Half of the counties in the entire country – and all but four in Illinois – have been declared disaster areas because of the ongoing drought.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012