Flood Warnings Come as Central Illinois Drenched by Storms
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Weather officials say severe storms have drenched central Illinois and caused damage in some areas.
Meteorologist Ed Shimon with the National Weather Service says portions of McLean County had received nearly 6 inches of rain by 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Flash flood warnings were issued for much of the region, including in Bloomington and Champaign.
The Peoria Journal Star reports efforts to find a 15-year-old boy swept away in a creek swelled by rain were suspended Sunday night. The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports police got multiple calls about flooded streets and vehicles being stranded.
The National Weather Service says it received two preliminary reports of tornadoes in Menard and Champaign counties. The latter report says a tornado knocked down a barn, an attached shed and two trees around 9 p.m. Sunday near Seymour.
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