Wednesday storms bring damage to Vermilion County

Wednesday storms bring damage to Vermilion County

The storms that rolled through East Central Illinois on Wednesday appear to have hit Vermilion County the hardest.

The county's emergency management agency reported that between 50 and 75 tree limbs fell, with at least two falling on homes in Georgetown.  Also, a shed was destroyed in Westville, crops were flattened and power poles were blown down, sparking a couple fires.  Radar estimates that up to 3.5 inches of rain fell in the southern part of the county.

Meanwhile, the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency reported much less damage.  The group said a downburst occurred today near Mahomet, which flattened an area of corn.  Some minor flooding was also reported in Mahomet, but it has since gone down.  And the National Weather Service reported that nine-tenths of an inch of rain was seen at Willard Airport in Savoy.

In terms of power outages, Ameren reports that some customers are without power in the areas around Urbana and Potomac.  But the power is slowly coming back on.

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