Weather Service: 3 tornados touched down in N. Illinois

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Updated June 28, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

UPDATE: MANHATTAN, Ill. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says at least three tornados touched town in northern Illinois as severe storms swept through the area Tuesday.

Weather Service meteorologist Eric Lenning says a storm survey conducted Wednesday determined that an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of about 95 mph swept through the Will County community of Manhattan on Tuesday evening.

The post office was damaged as tornado was on the ground for about a mile.

Lenning says an area southeast of Manhattan where residents had filmed a funnel cloud touching down briefly was also surveyed but there were no signs of damage.

The survey crew also found no damage in an area of Kane County where residents said a tornado briefly touched down.

Tuesday's storms caused flooding along and north of Interstate 88.


Posted June 27, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

MANHATTAN, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say several rounds of Midwest storms brought flooding to northern Indiana and reports of two brief tornadoes.

The National Weather Service says heavy rain Tuesday afternoon and evening brought flooding across much of the area along and north of Interstate 88. The weather service says some parts of the area saw 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain.

A tornado was reported near the Will County community of Manhattan, causing building damage and power outages. A storm survey is planned Wednesday.

The weather service also says a tornado was reported near Maple Park in Kane County, but no damage was reported. Video showed a brief touchdown that kicked up some water in a field. The tornado lasted a few seconds, so no storm survey is planned.