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Weather Service Finds 2 Tornadoes Struck Illinois

WGIL Newsroom . State News 263

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Weather Service is reporting two tornadoes touched down in Illinois when a storm that dumped heavy rain swept across the state.

A weather service damage survey confirmed Tuesday a tornado landed late Monday near Earlville, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago. A tornado also touched down near Plainfield, in Will County.

The weather service survey found the high winds that accompanied Monday’s storm caused damage to property and trees in Earlville and nearby Morris.

Officials say neither tornado was on the ground long. However, Earlville was also hit by straight-line winds the weather service estimates reached speeds of 80 to 100 mph.

In western and southern Illinois there is a flood warning along the Mississippi River.

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