The National Weather Service has determined that two brief, weak tornadoes hit the southwest edge of Champaign on Sunday afternoon damaging some homes. Both tornadoes had wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph. The first tornado travelled a tenth of a mile with a width of 30 yards. The second tornado travelled about a tenth of a mile with a width of 20 yards, according to the agency.
Georgetown also received some wind damage and power outages on Sunday. A fallen tree heavily damaged one home. Danville’s McLane Midwest Company’s roof was also damaged. No one was hurt, but 700 employees can’t come back until the company declares the building safe.
Flood Warning continued for two local rivers. The Vermilion River near Danville is expected to rise above flood stage today due to heavy rains on Sunday. It is expected to fall below flood stage later today. Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said the river did not rise as quickly as expected on Monday.
A Flood warning also remains in effect along the Wabash River in Parke and Vermillion Counties in Indiana. It is scheduled to remain in effect until early Thursday afternoon. Motorists are urged to never drive into flood water as the vehicle could be swept away.