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Severe Weather, Tornadoes Hit Regional Radio Listening Area, Central Illinois

Severe weather hit the Regional Radio listening area Friday night, triggering tornadoes across Central Illinois including in Shelby and Coles Counties.

The Weather Service reported what they called a large and extremely dangerous tornado that first came down west of Herrick around 9:30.  It tracked thru south central Shelby County, then smashed into the Gays, Mattoon, and Oakland areas of Coles County with damage reported in that area during the 10 o’clock hour.

A tornado touched down and caused damage during the 7 o’clock hour Friday night in the Meredosia and Literberry areas of Cass County.  

High winds took power lines down at 8:50 near Latham in Logan County.

No injuries have been reported from Friday night’s severe weather that extended across the Midwest.

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