While Logan County had no reports of
damage related to the storms, other surrounding counties did have
urban flooding (roadways, etc.), lightning and wind damage. To the
west and north, Knox County, Galesburg and Peoria had tree damage
related to winds. All around Logan County, including Decatur to the
southeast, there was lightning damage and some area power outages.
The Logan County Sheriff's Department
and Lincoln Rural Fire Department conducted a two-hour search and
rescue on Kickapoo Creek on Sunday afternoon when a canoe party was
reported late in returning. The search was canceled when the
individuals arrived unharmed.
have kept area creeks up and grounds moist, and when the sun does
break through it has made the outdoors seem like one giant sauna.
Terry Storer from ESDA suggests that with conditions right for
further rains this week you should be aware of the potential for
flooding and practice flood precautions.