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Weak Tornado Causes Minor Damage Near Peoria Intl' Airport


The National Weather Service in Lincoln said the tornado that briefly touched down about a mile east of the Peoria International Airport on Saturday night caused only minor damage.

The tornado was likely an EF-0 or weak EF-1. An EF-0 produces winds of up to 85 miles per hour.

Tree damage, downed power lines, and minor roof damage was reported throughout the Peoria area.

A large tree was uprooted near Harmon Highway and Laramie. Power outages were also reported in South Peoria and Bartonville. A downed tree and powerlines were reported Saturday night in the 1800 block of N. Indiana.

Power was restored for nearly all Central Illinois Ameren customers by Sunday.

A few homes also sustained minor damage near the Fulton County village of Ipava.

No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service is due to issue a full report on Saturday's storms.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.