National Weather Service confirms tornado struck eastern Logan County Monday morning

The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado struck in Eastern Logan County on Monday.
The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado struck in Eastern Logan County on Monday.(25 News Now)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 4:05 PM CDT
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LOGAN COUNTY (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The National Weather Service says an EF1 tornado, with winds of around 105 miles an hour, struck parts of Eastern Logan County on Monday.

A damage survey team says the path of the tornado was 1.85 miles, with the width of 60 yards.

It touched down at 5:12 AM in the far west side of Beason, and lifted three minutes later nearly two miles southeast of Beason.

Damage was reported to a large grain elevator, and some large bins and equipment on the far west end of Clinton Street in Beason.

The tornado tracked southeast around 50 miles an hour, and damaged some large trees and powerlines on the west end of County Road 1549 N and also near the intersection of County Road 2143 East and County Road 1540 North. Some roof damage was reported to a few houses, with missing shingles and also one house had a window broken.

The National Weather Service adds the tornado lifted very briefly, before coming back down on a corn field just south of Beason, tracking southeast across corn fields for another 1.75 miles before lifting.

No one was injured.

Tree limb damage was also reported in parts of Tazewell County from the same storm.

National Weather Service storm reports from Monday morning's storm in Tremont.
National Weather Service storm reports from Monday morning's storm in Tremont.(25 News Now)

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