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Severe Weather Causes Damage in Clinton, Farmer City, Other Areas of Central Illinois Sunday

Severe weather hit Central Illinois Sunday afternoon, causing the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm watch and numerous warnings.

Storm damage reports provided by the Weather Service included:
At 1:51, damage in Clinton to a shed roof near Adams and Portland Streets, and cable wires down on Isabella Street.
At 2 o’clock, a tree was blocking a road in Empire Township near Leroy.
At 2:05, trees were down in Mansfield.
At 2:07, northwest of Farmer City, a tree limb was down on Old Principal Road, which was quickly removed.
Also at 2:07 Sunday afternoon, one mile west of Farmer City, a tree was down on power lines and a house due to the high winds.
At 2:20, power poles were down north of Duncan and Kirby roads in southwest Champaign.
At 2:30, trees were down damaging 3 cars, a grain bin and crops in Philo in Champaign County.

The Weather Service also received reports of numerous high winds Sunday afternoon.
At 12:11, 56 mile an hour wind gusts were reported in Delevan.
At 2:10, 60 mile an hour wind gusts were reported in Mahomet.
At 2:58, 60 mile an hour wind gusts were reported at 2 miles north of Arcola.
At 3:23, a 53 mile an hour wind gust was reported at the Decatur Airport.

The severe weather moved out of the area late Sunday afternoon.

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