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Area disaster volunteers placed on standby

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2012

The photos and video you are watching of the southern Illinois town that was nailed by a tornado aren’t unfamiliar to disaster volunteers in the Illinois Valley.

Sara Stasik, Executive Director of the Illinois Valley Chapter of the Red Cross says local volunteers are on standby incase they are needed in Harrisburg.

Six people were killed and at least 100 were injured when the tornado hit early Wednesday morning.  Gov. Pat Quinn has declared it a disaster area.

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