Sunday Storms Damage Homes In Champaign, Surrounding Areas

June 11, 2018
A severe storm Sunday damaged homes and trees in Champaign-Urbana, including this tree on Clark Street in Urbana.

A severe storm Sunday damaged homes and trees in Champaign-Urbana, including this tree on Clark Street in Urbana.

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Storms damaged about two dozen homes Sunday on Champaign’s Copper Ridge Road. Champaign city officials say strong winds tore off the roof of one home.

No one was reported injured. Fire crews were on scene yesterday to assist residents in the 4500 and 4600 blocks of Copper Ridge Road. A city news release says that minor damage was reported in surrounding neighborhoods. The Red Cross is assisting displaced residents.

The city’s public works department is working to resolve road closures and flooding issues. Ameren Illinois is working to restore power where they can in the area, according to the release. According to Ameren's website Monday morning, eleven customers in Champaign, and 51 more in southeast Urbana are still without power.

According to social media reports, the National Weather Service has not confirmed whether a tornado touched down as part of this storm. A weather spotter reported seeing rotation in the storm above ground, but did not actually see it touch the ground.

Story source: WILL