Federal damage assessment teams are beginning to survey the tornado destruction in Washington, Illinois Jonathan Monken, head of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, walked in neighborhoods with FEMA Thursday. The estimates will be used to determine whether communities affected by last Sunday's storm will qualify for federal disaster aid.
Many people still aren’t allowed to get to their properties to try and salvage what they can. Some businesses have reopened in Washington, but are observing early closing times to honor the curfew that remains in effect all weekend. The outbreak of tornadoes killed six people across Illinois, including one in Washington.