Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

February 20, 2014

Tornado warnings in area

EFFINGHAM — A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN EFFINGHAM...

SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY AND SOUTHEASTERN MOULTRIE COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM

CST...

AT 453 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO

WAS LOCATED NEAR SHUMWAY...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

HAZARD...TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO

         ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL

         BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...

STEWARDSON...WINDSOR...SIGEL...STRASBURG...TROWBRIDGE AND GAYS.

INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 159 AND 169.

INTERSTATE 70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 78 AND 96.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES AND

WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE

TORNADO. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST

FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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