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.