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Multiple Power Outages, Flooding After Storms Go Through Central Illinois

A severe storm raced through central Illinois Thursday evening and early Friday morning.  Severe flooding in Effingham and near Quincy, Illinois caused problems Friday morning as Effingham reported over 4 inches of rain in some places or even higher. Over 28,000 Ameren Electric customers are reporting outages in Illinois and Shelby Electric is reporting over 1500 outages in their coverage area as of 10 AM.

 

If you do encounter standing water on the road, turn around and don't drown.  You don't know how deep the water is on the road. For more information on flooding, visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown  

 

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