Saturday, 25 June 2016

At least 4 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — At least six tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural communities and forcing thousands of soccer fans to seek shelter during the Copa America semifinal in Chicago.The National Weather Service said an EF-2 tornado with estimated top wind speeds of 115-125 mph cut a path more than 11 miles long and about four football fields wide through the city of Pontiac, injuring four people Wednesday night. Survey crews also identified three EF-1 tornadoes, with maximum winds up to 110 mph, that struck Cissna Park, Ottawa and West Brooklyn. No injuries resulted from those storms.Survey crews were investigating damage along three separate supercell paths, the weather service said."We are fortunate things are not worse and are thankful there were no fatalities," Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said in a Thursday morning statement.The storm system produced dime-sized hail in some areas, and its high w

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