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Sen. Durbin Surveys Tornado Damage in Harrisburg

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has toured damage caused by a deadly tornado in the southern Illinois city of Harrisburg.

Durbin toured the damage in Saline County on Saturday. Durbin says he'll work with members of Illinois' congressional delegation to make sure the area receives the help it needs to recover. Durbin says he's seen tornado damage in the past, but he's "never seen anything this bad.''

Six people were killed in the Wednesday storm and about 100 people were injured. Durbin visited with a woman who was buried under the rubble of two homes.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken accompanied Durbin. Monken credited local emergency workers who responded immediately after the storms.

Durbin says federal emergency workers are expected in the area on Monday.

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