Franklin Illinois Cleans up After Tornado


FRANKLIN IL – Hurricane Isaac brought much needed rain to Central Illinois, but one town is cleaning up after a tornado touched down. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado touched down in Franklin, which is about 30 miles southwest of Springfield.

Residents say the tornado damaged a workshop and trailer. The twister also damaged several large trees at Graceland Cemetery, and blew debris which shattered the windows of a truck and damaged the hood of a car.

No one was seriously injured. Two tornadoes were also spotted in Marshall County in north Central Illinois.

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