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New York Times Article

Published: November 18, 2013


WASHINGTON, Ill. - As the sky went black and sirens wailed, Ella and Phil Bolam lay together in a bedroom closet, pillows covering their heads, as the storm passed and "the house went away," Ms. Bolam said. 


The tornado that ripped through the subdivision, leveling the Bolams' home here and dozens of others around it, was one in a series of severe storms that pummeled the Midwest on Sunday, killing at least six people in Illinois, injuring scores more and leaving tens of thousands of people without power more than 24 hours later.


"Wood cracking, walls falling, you can't imagine what that sounds like," said Ms. Bolam, 63, who credited divine intervention for saving her life after her roof was ripped away. "We got up, and we were in the rain."



Tornado Illinois 2013: Aftermath of Twister Destruction in Midwest
Tornado Illinois 2013: Aftermath of Twister Destruction in Midwest
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