Washington tornado likely an EF-4
The tornado had enough strength to flatten multiple neighborhoods and kill at least one person in the Tazewell County community.
The National Weather Service also reports the tornado that touched down in southern Illinois near New Minden also had a preliminary rating of an EF-4. A northern Illinois tornado near Coal City had wind gusts between 111 and 135 miles per hour, making it an EF-2.
Meteorologists are in the devastated areas today to survey damage.