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Weather Service: 15 Weekend Tornadoes In Central Illinois

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 7, 2010 7:15PM

Yesterday morning, as residents across Central Illinois began cleaning up from an outbreak of severe weather, initial reports indicated four confirmed tornado touchdowns with a potential fifth being looked in to. But this afternoon the National Weather service is saying the state was walloped by 15 different tornadoes. Per the Tribune:

The weather service office in Romeoville said seven tornadoes touched down in its area of responsibility, including one each in southwest LaSalle County, Streator, St. Anne Township near Kankakee, Livingston County between Streator and Dwight and Chatsworth, and two in Dwight.

The NWS office to the south, which covers much of central Illinois, also reported seven twisters, while the office responsible for the the northwest part of the state reported one tornado in Putnam County.

While dozens were injured, no fatalities were reported from the weekend storms. ComEd has managed to restore power to approximately 7,700 of 8,400 households that lost power.