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UPDATE: Severe Weather Causes Extensive Tree, Power Line Damage in Taylorville


Damage to canopy at Circle K in Taylorville during height of storm during the 3 o'clock hour Thursday afternoon.  Picture provided by Bryan Payne.



Picture of storm damage in Kincaid submitted to taylorvilledailynews.com Facebook page by Libbe Sue.


Severe weather hit Central Illinois Thursday afternoon during the 3 o'clock hour, with heavy rain and high winds that knocked down trees.


Several counties in the Regional Radio listening area, were under severe thunderstorm warnings.


Christian County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Stoner spoke with Regional Radio during our severe weather coverage just before 4 o’clock and said the storm caused a lot of damage in the City of Taylorville.



Taylorville Police reported trees down all over the city at 3:32, and asked motorists to exercise caution when traveling this afternoon.


The National Weather Service in Lincoln posted on their web site, that Taylorville Airport clocked 70 mile per hour winds at 3:16 Thursday afternoon, and also that large limbs up to 3-inches in diameter fell on houses and vehicles in the Taylorville area as a result of the storm.


Stay tuned to Regional Radio for the latest weather information.

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