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5 tornados confirmed in Illinois after strong storms

May 24, 2019

CANTRALL, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed five tornados in central and western Illinois after a line of strong storms moved across the state.

The weather service says the tornados touched down between 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and 8:15 a.m. Thursday with wind speeds between 60 and 105 mph. No one was injured but farm buildings were destroyed, power poles were snapped and one semi-truck was blown off Interstate 74 in a tornado confirmed in Vermilion County near the village of Muncie.

A tornado with 100 mph winds was confirmed in Hancock County in western Illinois. The other tornado touchdowns were confirmed in Sangamon County near Cantrall, Clay County near Xenia and Logan County near Lincoln, where the funnel cloud crossed south over Interstate 55.

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