HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) -- State officials are revising the death toll from a severe storm in southern Illinois, saying six people have been confirmed dead.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency earlier reported that 10 were dead, but an agency spokeswoman says that was incorrect.
Lt. Tracy Felty of the Saline County Sherriff's Office also confirms the correct death toll is six. He says all of the victims were from the small town of Harrisburg, one of the areas hardest hit by the early morning storm.
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- At least one person has been killed in southwest Missouri as possible tornadoes whipped the Midwest, causing numerous injuries and significant damage.
Lt. Dana Eagan of the Dallas County Sheriff's Office says one person was killed and 13 others injured when a possible tornado hit a mobile home park south of Buffalo. She did not have any details on the person who died.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Griffin says that in Branson, Mo., there were at least a dozen injuries including people trapped in their homes. He says the apparent tornado moved through downtown Branson, heavily damaging the city's famous theaters.