Illinois Weather Trivia for September 4th

9/4/1969
A strong tornado touched down in Kankakee County, damaging 4 homes near St. Anne. Other farm buildings were damaged along the 2.5 mile path.
9/4/2006
A slow moving low pressure system triggered scattered thunderstorms across northern Illinois during the afternoon. A series of slow moving storms moved into and sat over the east side of Rockford. As much as 5 to 10 inches of rain fell in a localized area, while less than 3/4 inch fell nearby at the airport. The heavy rain produced severe flooding of Keith Creek in the late afternoon and early evening. Hundreds of basements were flooded and 15 homes were left uninhabitable. Streets and parking lots were flooded and cars were submerged in water. Damage was estimated around $20 million.

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