Illinois Weather Trivia for July 8th
- Downburst winds caused considerable damage on the west side of Hoopeston. Three businesses were destroyed, 100 homes sustained minor to moderate damage, and the EMS building was destroyed. Also, the sewer department suffered major damage, and a church suffered minor damage. Numerous trees and tree limbs, power poles and power lines were blown down in Hoopeston and areas to the southeast, east of Rossville. No injuries or deaths were reported. Damage was estimated around $8.5 million.
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