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Significant Damage in East Peoria, Police Warn

Power lines are down with significant damage to buildings and homes.
EAST PEORIA - East Peoria Police report significant damage with downed power lines.

Police say the areas of Shute School, The Shady Knolls subdivision and Mueller Road Areas. Power lines are down along with significant structural damage to homes. Police say if people encounter gas leaks they should be noted to authorities. Then the area should be evacuated. Shelters have been established at Shute School, Eastside Center, Harvest Bible Church on Pinecrest and Church of Nazarene.

Police are asking all residents to stay in their homes and do not go out to view storm damage. Police say extra traffic may hamper rescue efforts. The department says people should not call the police department unless it is an emergency because they are trying to keep lines open for emergency callers.
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