Overnight storm batters C-U area

UPDATE: tornado watch expires

New 5:14 p.m. Friday:

Muncie residents cleaning up after taking brunt of overnight storm

MUNCIE — Christina Cross said she and her husband, Scott, were asleep when the sound of high winds woke them up around 2:15 a.m. Thursday.

“We heard glass breaking, so we ran to get the three kids,” she said, adding they huddled together and eventually fell back to sleep.

When Cross woke up later that morning, her husband was already outside surveying the damage.

In western Piatt County, overnight storm takes a toll

CISCO — An overnight storm caused significant property damage in the Piatt County community of Cisco. Emergency officials said high winds damaged at least 22 homes and downed 50 to 60 limbs, some of which ended up on village and rural roadways.

UPDATED: Storms cause widespread power outages and tree damage

UPDATE, 9:39 a.m.:

Ameren Illinois crews are continuing to work to restore power to thousand of customers after a strong storm system moved through the area early Thursday morning.

Flash flood watch issued

A flash flood watch is in effect for a portion of East Central Illinois through late Tuesday night.

The watch covers DeWitt, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Shelby counties.

Additional heavy rainfall is possible through tonight on ground that is nearly saturated in some places. A couple of inches of rain or more is possible.

Damages from Vermilion County hailstorm estimated 'in the millions'

TILTON — When a severe storm swept through Tilton last Thursday afternoon, about a dozen or so employees and customers hunkered down in a back room at Mike's Grill.

Thankfully, no one was injured, said owner Eric Sherer. However, the popular hamburger joint's small white building wasn't as lucky.

UPDATE: Tornado warning expires for Vermilion County; flood advisory remains

UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.:

DANVILLE — Southeastern Vermilion County is now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:45 p.m.

At 4:29 p.m., the weather service reported the storm was near Ridge Farm and moving southeast at 30 miles per hour. High winds and hail continue to be a threat.

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UPDATE, 4:28 p.m.:

UPDATED: Flash flood remains in effect

9:22 a.m. Update

The dense fog advisory has been cancelled.



The National Weather Service says a portion of East Central Illinois is under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. Thursday.

The advisory includes Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, and Vermilion counties.