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Another Person Dies From Midwest Tornado Outbreak

November 29, 2013

By The Chicago Tribune

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Nov. 29--A seventh person has died from the tornadoes that slammed into Illinois earlier this month.

Rosamund Allison, 82, was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where she was taken after being found buried in debris in the town of Washington on Nov. 17, according to the Peoria County coroner.

Allison was swept up by a tornado while at her home on Elgin Avenue, the coroner said. She suffered multiple injuries, the office said.

Another resident of Washington was also killed by the tornado, which flattened a large swath of the town with winds up to 200 mph. Steven Neubauer, 51, was found near his home. He had been a mechanic for a road construction company.

Another tornado that hit the state Nov. 17 killed an 80-year-old man and his 78-year-old sister in Washington County, about 200 miles south of Peoria, officials said. Three people were killed in Massac County on the Kentucky border when a tornado devastated several neighborhoods, officials said.

A total of 24 tornadoes cut across Illinois during a violent four-hour stretch that Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Ten of them traveled at least 10 miles, the weather service said.

The tornado that struck Washington traveled 46 miles, longer than all the others that ripped through Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle and Livingston counties.

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama approved disaster funding for 15 Illinois counties in Illinois.

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Copyright Chicago Tribune 2013

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Story Image: This aerial view shows the path of a tornado in Washington, Ill., on November 17, 2013. (Charles Rex Arbogast, AP)

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