One killed in tornado

Published 11/17 2013 11:02PM

Updated 11/19 2013 01:21PM

WASHINGTON -- One person is dead and others injured after a tornado swept through a suburb of Peoria. Even though the cleanup effort is underway, it doesn’t mean the danger is over.

Emergency vehicles are still hard at work in Washington. Illinois State Police report many downed power lines and gas leaks. Because of water main breaks, ISP is asking people to conserve water.

Relief efforts are underway, trying to help people who have lost their homes. Shelters are also struggling with power outages. Washington’s mayor says right now they’re just trying to settle the chaos.

"Right now, if people want to help, they need to stay away. We've got so many people on site and trying to get into our city and we understand and we want your help. We'll reorganize in the morning and see where we're at," said Mayor Gary Manier.

Police are enforcing a 6 pm curfew Sunday. Everyone needs to be inside or leave town by 6 pm.

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