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Deadly tornadoes roar across U.S. Midwest

Chicago's airports closed, NFL game interrupted; warnings issued for southwestern Ontario

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An overturned car rests on top of tree branches and other rubble northeast of Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17. Intense thunderstorms spawning tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday.

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A mattress is wrapped around a stripped tree in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

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An active tornado is seen through a window as it touches down in Washington, Illinois on November 17, 2013, in this combination of three still images captured from a video courtesy of Anthony Khoury.

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Firefighters survey the damage in Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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Extensive damage to homes and vehicles is pictured in the aftermath of a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois on November 17, 2013 in this photo courtesy of Anthony Khoury.

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A Washington firefighter peers into the home of a fellow firefighter whose home was destroyed when a tornado swept through Washington, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

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A tornado 2 miles west of Flatville, Ill., moves northeast at 12:51pm. The tornado damaged many farm buildings and homes on its way to Gifford, Ill., where scores of houses were devastated.

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Demolished homes and vehicles in the Devonshire Subdivision in Washington, Ill., on Nov. 17, 2013.

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Firefighters stand in the middle of Devonshire Street on the north side of Washington, Ill., after a tornado leveled at least fifty homes, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. High winds that followed the tornado are causing danger as homeowners and emergency workers try to search homes.

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