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State Emergency Operations Center Now Activated In Springfield

State of Illinois

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield yesterday.

It ensures state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed to help local emergency responders with public safety issues. 

The center’s establishment follows reports of at least one tornado touchdown in northwest Illinois and the potential for more severe weather.

State police say there are no reports of serious injuries after a tornado hit the northwestern Illinois town of Cameron.

The agency says the twister touched down last night, causing “significant” damage. Electricity and gas service to the town have been shut off as a precaution.

State officials are assessing the storm’s impact and communicating with local response officials.

Representatives from several state agencies are reporting to the SEOC, which will remain activated as long as necessary.

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