Already swamped with seeing to the needs of their citizens, Jackson Police and Fire employees are also seeing to their own rescue, and moving to temporary quarters.
In their new house only a week, Jackson family loses house to winds, but gains friends from around the community.
Massac Co., IL
Terrible tale of unstoppable winds shredding mobile homes and killing a woman in the rural portions of Massac County.
Old parts of Immaculate Conception Elementary school are probably not salvageable after the storm, but students help to rescue what they can.
American Red Cross launches into what it does best: helping the less fortunate in times of dire emergency.
Massac County, IL
The director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is heading to Southern Illinois to assess damage from a storm that left two people dead, at least 20 injured and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed.
Serendipitous twist of fate reunites lost dog with real owner after winds carry the dog far afield (unhurt).