NWS Confirms 9 Tornados Tuesday


LINCOLN, IL- The National Weather Service now says the number of confirmed tornadoes Tuesday evening is up to nine.

NWS confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Vermilion County near Henning, damaging two farms. Damage near Farmersville was caused by an EF-2 tornado.

An EF-2 tornado damaged several homes just north of Litchfield and crossed Interstate 55. An EF-1 tornado damaged a house and barns near Chrisman in Edgar County.

An EF-3 tornado touched down and destroyed five homes in Girard, and another tornado caused damage near Litchfield. Three weaker tornadoes also caused damage in Christian County.

Emergency management officials say the damage will cost millions of dollars to repair.

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