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The Latest: Weather Service says 6 tornadoes struck Illinois

CHICAGO — The Latest on storms that changed opposite a Midwest causing mixed hurricane touchdowns (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service now says during slightest 6 tornadoes strike Illinois.

The continue use increasing a count of a twisters Thursday afternoon, a day after a storms.

It says an EF-2 hurricane with estimated tip breeze speeds of 115 to 125 mph cut a trail some-more than 11 miles prolonged by a city of Pontiac. Its limit breadth was about 4 football fields wide. That hurricane harmed 4 people.

Survey crews also have identified 3 EF-1 tornadoes, with limit winds adult to 110 mph, that struck Cissna Park, Ottawa and West Brooklyn. No injuries resulted from those storms, though they downed trees, shop-worn buildings and flattened corn stalks.

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2:35 p.m.

The National Weather Service says a hurricane make-up rise winds of 90 mph trafficked scarcely 7 miles by a northern Illinois city of Ottawa.

It says a hurricane was one of during slightest 4 that overwhelmed down in northern and executive Illinois Wednesday night as absolute storms changed opposite a state.

The continue use pronounced a Ottawa hurricane was an EF-1 in strength and forged a 100-yard trail over 4 minutes. No one was hurt.

It pronounced progressing an EF-2 hurricane with estimated tip breeze speeds of 115 to 125 mph cut a trail some-more than 11 miles prolonged by a circuitously city of Pontiac. It was about 4 football fields wide. That hurricane harmed 4 people.

The continue use says a series of reliable hurricane touchdowns is approaching to increase.

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1:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service confirms a hurricane cut a some-more than 11-mile trail by a Illinois city of Pontiac, injuring 4 people on Wednesday night.

The hurricane was one of during slightest 4 a continue use pronounced overwhelmed down in northern and executive Illinois as absolute storms changed opposite a state. On Thursday a continue use pronounced a hurricane circuitously Pontiac rated an EF-2 with estimated tip breeze speeds of 115 to 125 mph. It was 440 yards wide.

The Pontiac hurricane collapsed a section and timber wall of a building southwest of a city and shop-worn a gas station.

The continue use pronounced crews would consult charge repairs on Thursday, and a series of reliable hurricane touchdowns was approaching to increase.

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1 p.m.

A northwestern Indiana city buffeted by high winds has announced a state of emergency.

Brookston done a stipulation Thursday morning after a whole city mislaid power. WLFI TV says dual state highways in a city are blocked by charge debris. Authorities are warning people to equivocate a area.

Town Marshal Troy Yeoman says charge sirens didn’t sound since of a energy outage. The National Weather Service says a 100 mph breeze breeze was available in a circuitously city of Battle Ground.

Brookston proprietor Steve Hall tells WLFI-TV “the breeze was so ferocious” that people couldn’t mount in it. He says a breeze took a healthy, immature tulip poplar tree and “just disfigured it and laid it over like a pretzel.”

Red Cross volunteers contend scarcely 50 families are during an puncture shelter.

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10:25 a.m.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois is grateful there were no fatalities after absolute storms brought during slightest 4 hurricane touchdowns to a north and core of a state.

Rauner pronounced in a Thursday morning matter that Illinois State Police are patrolling and charity assistance to internal law coercion after a Wednesday night storms. Rauner says Illinois is “fortunate things are not worse.”

The misfortune of a charge repairs appears to be circuitously Seneca and Pontiac, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago.

The National Weather Service says it has crews out Thursday morning contemplating repairs from during slightest 3 apart supercell paths. Its forecasters contend that a series of reliable hurricane touchdowns is expected to increase. Officials also have requested an atmosphere consult of damage.

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7:55 a.m.

Severe storms swept northern and executive Indiana overnight, toppling trees with winds adult to 100 mph and withdrawal scarcely 30,000 homes and businesses though power.

National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Skowronek (Skuh-RON’-Ick) says 100 mph winds were reported overnight circuitously a Tippecanoe County city of Battle Ground northeast of Lafayette.

He says storms constructed winds in additional of 80 mph elsewhere in north-central and northwestern Indiana and complicated rainfall caused flooding in Thorntown in Boone County northwest of Indianapolis.

The Journal Courier reports dual sow barns collapsed when a charge swept Clinton County, though no injuries were reported.

Duke Energy reported about 14,500 patron outages Thursday morning, while Indianapolis Power Light had another 12,300 outages. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. reported 3,000 outages.

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6:35 a.m.

One homeowner says he huddled in a groundwork with his wife, dual children and 7 neighbors when a charge that constructed a hurricane changed into a northern Illinois encampment of Seneca.

Jeff Maierhofer tells WLS-TV that his plantation suffered endless repairs Wednesday when a charge strike a encampment about 70 miles southwest of Chicago. He says everybody is protected “but there’s a lot of damage.” The hurricane is one of 4 reliable touchdowns in northern Illinois.

The National Weather Service is promulgation out crews Thursday morning to consult repairs and says some-more touchdown confirmations are likely.

Nate Hermann of Serena, a farming city only north of Seneca, told a Chicago Tribune that area communities are “wiped out everywhere.” He described downed energy lines and tree, and flattened corn crops.

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6:15 a.m.

At slightest 4 tornadoes overwhelmed down overnight in northern Illinois, causing repairs and forcing thousands of soccer fans to find preserve during a Copa America semifinal in Chicago.

The National Weather Service in Chicago says consult crews will on Thursday morning examine repairs along 3 apart supercell paths. The continue use says a series of reliable tornadoes will expected increase.

Officials also devise to consult a repairs by air.

The continue use pronounced firefighters responded to reports of people trapped in a residence in Seneca, about 70 miles southwest of Chicago. No injuries were reported. Minor injuries and repairs to a gas hire were reported in Pontiac, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago.

Strong storms forced a two-hour check in a Copa America semifinal during Soldier Field.

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