Illinois Weather Trivia for April 15th
- Numerous thunderstorms moved across east central Illinois over a 4-hour period. Villa Grove, in Douglas County, received 2-1/2 inches of rain, causing the Embarras River to overflow. Several streets in towns were under 3 feet of water, and many basements were flooded. Damage from the flooding was around $10,000.
- Two tornadoes touched down in Clay County, in southeast Illinois, as a severe thunderstorm moved across the area. Most of the damage was in the Flora area. 60 to 70 moving railroad cars were blown off the tracks. 40 to 50 condominiums were damaged or destroyed, along with several frame houses and a couple mobile homes. A tornado also touched down north of Flora, then moved to Richland County before lifting. Overall damage was over $2 million.
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