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 width=Officials from the National Weather Service in Lincoln, spent Tuesday conducting damage surveys from Monday's tornado outbreak.
The Weather Service says a number of tornadoes touched down in Shelby and Macon Counties, and officials were out to determine the exact tracks and strengths of the tornadoes and the damage.

Storm reports that have been forwarded to the Weather Service so far include:
--a tornado touchdown 4 miles east northeast of Moweaqua at 3:54 Monday afternoon, where a house was destroyed and several 15-inch diameter trees were blown down near the Shelby-Macon county line.
--a tornado was spotted at 4:15 at Long Creek in Macon County with drbris across U-S Route 36.
--a tornado touched down at 4:15 one mile south of the Decatur Airport with stop lights and power lights knocked down near the Mt. Zion Rural King.
--a tornado touched down 3 miles northeast of Argenta at 4:29.
--severe thunderstorm winds hit the Effingham County community of Dieterich at 5:10 with power lines and trees knocked down.
--thunderstorm winds caused trees to come down across LaFayette Street in Mattoon at 5:40, and in Charleston at the same time.
--over an inch-and-a-half of rain was reported at Pana Monday night at 11:15, and by Tuesday morning Shelbyville had received just over an inch.

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