At Least Two Tornadoes Spotted in Central Illinois Thursday Evening

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GREENUP, Ill. (WCIA) – The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes touched down in Central Illinois on Thursday evening.

Several reports of funnel clouds came in from Cumberland County. That happened around 5:40p. Local Emergency Management sounded the county outdoor warning sirens to alert residents, though no tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service now says that a tornado did touch down after photos of damage in the area were uncovered. Damage was primarily confined to crops in the area, but trees and an outbuilding were also damaged east of Greenup along I-70.

Local Law Enforcement in Crawford County reported a tornado brought down powerlines south of Palestine. A local resident spotted the tornado around 7:20p. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning with a tornado possible tag at the time. That tornado likely crossed IL 33 near E 600th Avenue, four miles south of town.

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