The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Tornado Warning for…
Northwestern Jasper County in southeastern Illinois…
Southeastern Effingham County in south central Illinois…
* Until 500 PM CDT
* At 447 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Watson, or 7 miles south of Effingham, moving east
at 55 mph.
HAZARD…Tornado and quarter size hail.
SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.
* This dangerous storm will be near…
Dieterich and Wheeler around 500 PM CDT.
Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Heartville, Elliotstown and Mason.
This includes Interstate 57 between mile markers 147 and 155.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.
To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency.
They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in