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Illinois Offers Insurance Counseling Following Tornado
Illinois Offers Insurance Counseling Following Tornado

The state of Illinois is offering free insurance counseling for victims of the tornado that struck the Washington area.

The Illinois Department of Insurance says one-on-one counseling services will be available starting Tuesday morning in the Tazewell County city. Washington was among the hardest hit communities in the state. One person died and as many as 500 homes were damaged or destroyed. Overall the storms killed six people statewide.

State insurance officials say they’ll help tornado victims with insurance claims and how to document storm damage. Counselors will advise on whether residents should make temporary repairs, what their homeowner policies cover and what to expect during the claims process.