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Another round of severe weather nailed Central Illinois Friday night, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

The storms hit the Regional Radio listening area between 9 and 10 Friday night, with 70-mile-per hour winds clocked by a trained spotter in Kincaid at 9:07.

By the time it was done, there were numerous power outages and trees down. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that many trees were down on county roads late Friday night.

Ameren reported that 484 electric customers in Taylorville were without power late Friday night, and 183 customers in the Stonington-Edinburg area also lost power due to the severe weather.

Numerous tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the Regional Radio listening area Friday night.

Before the storm got here, it pounded the metro St. Louis area, with 2 tornadoes touching down. One of them was at Lambert St. Louis International Airport, causing several thousand travelers to take cover. The airport also lost power for a time Friday night. Numerous roofs were also reported off of homes in the metro St. Louis area.

 
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