February 29th, 2012
07:34 PM ET

Harrisburg, Illinois mayor: 'this has truly been a horrific day'

The mayor of Harrisburg, Illinois, where a tornado tore through the town early Wednesday, leaving at least six dead, says the people will rebuild. The mayor, who heard the storm's approach and took shelter with his family, was quick to rush to the hard-hit areas of town, where the damage was staggering. "This has truly been a horrific day in Harrisburg, Illinois," Eric Gregg told CNN's Erin Burnett.

Gregg says survivors have worked through the day and into the night to rescue survivors and provide aid to the injured, promising that everyone impacted by the storm will be given shelter, food, water and "whatever they need."

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  1. Mary Lou Monfils

    I find Erin Burnett rather insincere. She springs stuff on her unsuspecting guests,. lay people, victims and others not in the business, For example...the family of the school shootings this week come on and she tells them about the violent past of the shooter and his family. They didn't know anything about that. They believed ther were there about their own family. She should have been talking about the victims and their families.
    She just isn't real. She always comes across cold and unfeeling. The words are there, but there is nothing behind them.
    I've tried again and again to appreciate her show, but it just doesn't work for me and others I know that try to watch her show. Our feeling is that she'd be better on HLN with Nancy Grace, than on CNN doing hard news and sensitive interviews.

    February 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Reply

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