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NWS: 5 tornadoes reported in southern Illinois Friday

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PADUCAH, Ky - The National Weather Service in Paducah says 5 tornadoes touched down in southern Illinois Friday as a result of Tropical Storm Bill.


The first tornado was 2 miles southeast of Goreville.  The NWS says an EF-1 tornado briefly touched down near exit seven on I-24 around 4pm.  It had winds of 90 miles per hour and caused several trees and limbs to come down.

The second tornado was reported I mile east of Murphysboro around 4:53pm just north of Route 13.  A business sustained damage including a large section of roof that was pealed away. NWS Paducah says several power poles were snapped.  The EF-1 tornado had winds of 95 miles per hour.

An EF-1 tornado was determined to cause significant damage to a home in West Frankfort.  The NWS says a home received major damage with winds of 110 miles per hour tore off a large portion of the roof and the front porch.  A small storage shed and fencing were also damaged.

A tornado also caused damage in Hamilton County.  The NWS says several tree limbs were broken and corn stalks were flattened about 1.75 miles east of Macedonia.  An EF-0 tornado with winds of 75 miles per hour was determined to cause that damage.

A 5th tornado was reported in White County around 3:13 Friday afternoon.  An EF-0 tornado with winds of 85 miles per hour was determined to have caused several trees to become uprooted about 2.5 miles west of Norris City.
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