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Historic deadly storms leave many homeless

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WASHINGTON, Ill. — Hundreds of residents who lost their homes or couldn’t return to them amid gas leaks and downed power lines huddled Monday in a Washington church, thankful for shelter, running water and hot cups of coffee.

Others ventured out into a wasteland of plywood, drywall and chunks of twisted metal, carrying water, food and saws in hopes of salvaging remnants of their belongings.

A day after a storm of historic proportions slammed many Illinois communities, the task turned…

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