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Monday morning at 11, the Christian County Emergency Management Agency opened up a press conference on the latest efforts after a Tornado struck Taylorville Saturday night. Taylorville Fire Chief says today will mostly focus on donations management.



Mayor Bruce Barry addressed the media as well. He mentions that the 9pm curfew is still going to be in affect until further notice.



Barry also mentioned a lot of people he wanted to thank for trying to help the situation.



As far as numbers are concerned, Ameren still has 313 customers without power. However, they expect all residences that can accept power to have it restored by 6 this evening. Damage assessment has reported that 506 total structures have been damaged, 34 have been destroyed, and 66 have major damage.


Emergency crews are only asking for monetary donations at this time. For those who are interested in donating, go to the Missions for Taylorville site which is maintained through US Bank. Also, the official Facebook page for information about the response and recovery activities is Christian County Severe Weather and Disaster Recovery.

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