Illinois Tornadoes: EF2 Hits Clay County, EF1 Strikes Lawrence County

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Clay County, IL – Severe storms swept through southeastern Illinois on Sunday, resulting in multiple tornadoes and significant wind damage.

According to the US National Weather Service Central Illinois, an EF2 tornado with peak winds of 130 mph moved from Marion County into Clay County, causing widespread destruction. Another EF1 tornado with peak winds of 105 mph struck Lawrence County. Additionally, straight-line winds near Flora reached speeds up to 100 mph, contributing to further damage near Charley Brown Park.

The weather service indicated that the information is preliminary and may be updated as more data is gathered.

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