Gov. Rauner tours Coal City after completely devastated by tornado

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COAL CITY, Ill. -- Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants a thorough search of a northern Illinois campground that was hit by a possible tornado on Monday night.

Rauner said at a news conference Tuesday that people who aren't from the Sublette area may be trapped or hurt in the Woodhaven Lakes campground and may not be reported missing. He's sent in a state search-and-rescue team to help.

Rauner toured damage from a confirmed tornado in Coal City by helicopter and said it's "a miracle" no one died. He described destroyed homes, commercial buildings and warehouses.

The governor also said that the state's preliminary determination is that the area won't qualify for federal assistance but that it wouldn't be known for sure until crews complete damage assessments.

 

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