Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes claimed at least eight lives on Sunday, as a path of storms tore through the Midwest. One of the communities that suffered the most damage was Washington, Illinois in Tazewell County. Hundreds of Washington residents were injured in the storm, and the Associated Press reports that between 250 - 500 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has declared seven Illinois Counties as disaster areas following Sunday's storms.

Washington, ILTornado Photo Gallery - Photo by Tasos Katopodis,Getty Images