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Storm skims Logan County     Send a link to a friend

[JULY 9, 2003]  Logan County residents were watching the skies closely Tuesday afternoon as storms slowly rolled in from the northwest. Terry Storer, assistant director for Logan ESDA, said that the fire departments and ESDA activated storm spotters, and full radio and weather communications were opened and monitored as the Crisis Management Center was activated.

Logan County was mostly lucky this time. Rainfall was variable over the area. From 1/2-inch to1-inch accumulation was reported. However, potentially heavy rains predicted for today could cause flooding.

Winds took an 80-by-40 section of roof off a building in Atlanta, and several of the new homes by the golf course also reported wind damage.

The most destructive portion of the widespread storm system missed Logan County. High winds struck Normal and Bloomington, downing trees, tearing roofs and scattering debris in residential and business districts. Power and phone service was disrupted, with some areas still without service this morning.

[Jan Youngquist]    

 

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