Thursday, June 19

Springfield's Storm Damage Likely Caused By Tornado

The National Weather Service is investigating into what they say was likely a tornado that roared through Springfield today around 3:30 causing damage to the northeast side. Sofa Expressions which is located inside furniture row on Eastgate Avenue near Division street sustained major damage when the roof caved in. Several large trees and downed power lines were being reported on Sunshine Street, Farm Road 199 and Farm Road 205. A large tree crashed through a man's home on Cherry Street causing extensive damage . He was home at the time but was not injured A factory located on E. Division,JRI Industries had a 20,000 square foot section of their roof blown off and a new storage unit nearby was blown onto the factory's roof as well. Approximately 2,500 homes were without power.

No injuries have been reported.

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