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A tornado which the National Weather Service called as catrostrophic, hit Christian County during the 5 o'clock hour this afternoon, with roofs torn off, trees and power lines down.

 

Law enforcement agencies are urging Taylorville residents to stay put, while emergency vehicles and power crews work to get streets cleared, getting to homes that may have people trapped, and get power restored.

 

Illinois State Police are asking motorists to NOT travel to Taylorville until further notice.

 

The Miller Media Group radio stations are doing wall to wall coverage on all 6 of its signals that originate from our Taylorville studios.

 

Here is the chronology of how the tornado hit Christian County, according to the "Local Storm Report" page of the National Weather Service in Lincoln:

 

0451 PM     TORNADO          MORRISONVILLE           39.42N 89.46W
12/01/2018                   CHRISTIAN          IL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE


0506 PM     TORNADO          1 E PALMER              39.46N 89.39W
12/01/2018                   CHRISTIAN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TORNADO SPOTTED ON THE GROUND

0521 PM     TORNADO          TAYLORVILLE             39.52N 89.26W
12/01/2018                   CHRISTIAN          IL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MULTIPLE POWER FLASHES REPORTED.

0528 PM     HAIL             STONINGTON              39.64N 89.19W
12/01/2018  E0.88 INCH       CHRISTIAN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0530 PM     HAIL             STONINGTON              39.64N 89.19W
12/01/2018  E1.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER


0532 PM     TSTM WND GST     CAPITAL AIRPORT         39.84N 89.68W
12/01/2018  M75.00 MPH       SANGAMON           IL   ASOS


0543 PM     FLOOD            SHERMAN                 39.89N 89.61W
12/01/2018                   SANGAMON           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MINOR ROADWAY FLOODING REPORTED IN TOWN.

0554 PM     TORNADO          4 W BOODY               39.77N 89.13W
12/01/2018                   MACON              IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HOUSE SHIFTED OFF FOUNDATION

0600 PM     HEAVY RAIN       CAPITAL AIRPORT         39.84N 89.68W
12/01/2018  M1.32 INCH       SANGAMON           IL   ASOS

 

Stay tuned to the Miller Media Group radio stations as we continue wall to wall coverage thru-out the night.

 
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