US mid-West states suffer loss worth almost 5 m dollars after storms

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Washington, Aug.21 (ANI): Communities across four mid-West American states were looking over the damage caused by powerful storms on Wednesday night. At least 18 suspected tornadoes left behind a huge clean-up job and the loss is estimated to be in the region of about five million dollars.n Minnesota, the storms arrived with little warning, and left behind remarkable damage.

Storm-watchers spotted at least three funnel clouds around Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon. The sudden strong winds picked a woman up off the street and toppled trees in an instant.

Skies looked similar across the neighboring states-Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.

Storms in Central Illinois sent at least six people to the hospital with injuries and left thousands more without power. An Indiana apartment building could not withstand the winds, reports ABC News. The Midwest expects to face more severe weather through the weekend, while the East Coast focuses on Hurricane Bill.

The Category 4 hurricane is now in the Atlantic and could cause large swells and beach rip currents by the weekend.

Hurricane Bill could pick up steam as it moves north, but forecasters still don't know how close the hurricane will get to land. (ANI)

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