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Monday Storms Spawn 3 Tornadoes Across Illinois


The National Weather Service now says that at least three tornadoes touched down Monday across southwestern and central Illinois. Roofs were damaged, trees were uprooted and power interrupted but no serious injuries were reported.

Meteorologist Fred Glass said Tuesday that two tornadoes in southwest Illinois were classified as EF1s. That means they had wind speeds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.
Glass says one twister that touched down just northwest of the village of Freeburg cut a swath nearly one and a half miles long.

The other tornado was west of New Baden in northwestern St. Clair County.

Meteorologist Llyle Baker says a third tornado near the central Illinois community of Moweaqua damaged a farm house. That tornado was an EF2 with winds of 110-120 mph.