Illinois State Police District 14 is releasing the following information related to the tornado strike in Cameron, Illinois (Warren County):
At approximately 7:30 p.m., a tornado touched down and struck the rural town of Cameron, Illinois located in Warren County. The tornado caused significant damage to the town. Currently there are no reported significant injuries to the residents. The tornado also caused numerous downed
Currently there are numerous emergency service personnel and agencies on scene conducting search and rescue operations in the town. At the present time all gas and electric services have
No one is being allowed into the town at the current time. The public is asked to stay away from the area so as not to hamper the ongoing emergency operations. Currently no additional
United High School located near Monmouth has been opened and set up as a temporary shelter to house any persons displaced by the storm.
This operation will be ongoing throughout the night.
A press conference with new or additional information will be held at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. The location for the conference will be at the intersection of 140th Street and 190th Avenue. This location is directly north of Cameron.