Weather Service: Tornado Damages Central Illinois Farmhouse

Associated Press

HOMER, Ill. (AP) – The National Weather Service says a tornado has touched down in central Illinois, damaging a home in a rural area.

Meteorologist James Auten with the Weather Service’s Lincoln office says weather spotters confirmed that a tornado touched down Friday night just south of the town of Homer, about 15 miles south of Champaign.

He says a farmhouse sustained significant damage but there were no injuries immediately reported.

Auten says that tornado was on the ground for about 17 minutes in Champaign County, touching down first near the town of Broadlands before moving south of Homer.

He says the same storm produced another tornado in adjacent Vermilion County and possibly another tornado near the town of Catlin.

Auten says the storms that produced those tornadoes later pushed into western Indiana.

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