Severe Storms Rock the Stateline

Paul Callighan, a representative for ComEd has told 23 News that nearly 800 people are without power in Winnebago County and Rockford and 5,000 in Stephenson County. 2,000 of the outages in Stephenson County are in the Freeport area.

ComEd crews have been working overnight to restore power to storm stricken areas.So far, power has been restored to over 9,000 residents in the Stateline.

In Oregon, residents experienced severe winds and rain. Damage, including fallen trees and structural damage to homes and vehicles has been reported.

Right now, our area is under a severe thunderstorm warning.
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  • by trevor Location: 61084 on Apr 6, 2010 at 06:01 PM
    man...im 11 years old...i track storms... ok well lastnight we are sitting there watching the butler .vs. duke game. all of a sudden. there is banging on the whole east side with hail. it had to be atleast ping pong size hail. i get my wind-o-meter out blowing at 63 mph. i was getting the flashlight and everything ready. my phone for alerts lol. wind-o-meter. air pressure tester (i did not use it though) so no reports from what the air pressure was. storm tracking is so fun. everyone is in the basement im upstairs on the deck holding on the railing for my life when there is tornadoes and thunderstorms with strong winds. please respond to this comment if you have any comments for me. i would appretiate it. of you ever need any questions contact me i will check these comments...im so ready for tonight...tornados! tornados! tornados!!!
  • by Linda Location: Rock City Rd on Apr 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    We lost our power about 1:30 this morning. Hope it comes on soon!
  • by Sherrie Location: Oregon on Apr 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    I am surprised there were no reports about the semi being blown over in Rochelle and the massive wind gusts at the Petro Truck Station last night. I was passing through to my home south of Oregon, which is still without power until tomorrow morning at the earliest. Our entire area is out due to 4-5 poles going down on Daysville Road.
  • by Ed Location: Freeport on Apr 6, 2010 at 08:59 AM
    Been without power since about 1am this morning in Freeport, just SW of Highland CC. Lots of trees down and some power lines
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