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Forecasters: 24 Tornadoes Hit Illinois Nov. 17

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WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 18:  Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tornado 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, IL – NOVEMBER 18: Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tornado 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)

CHICAGO (AP) – The National Weather Service says two dozen tornadoes struck Illinois and another 28 hit Indiana during a violent weather outbreak earlier this month.

The agency’s release of the latest figures only underscores what officials have been saying since the tornadoes roared through the Midwest on Nov. 17: There’s never been a November day like that one on record.

The tornado that cut a half-mile swath through the central Illinois community of Washington the strongest in November in Illinois since modern records began being kept in 1950. And forecasters say the 28 tornadoes in Indiana were the third-highest total in that state’s history and the most ever recorded there in November. There were also tornadoes reported in Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio.

Six people died in Illinois and 147 people were injured.

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