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WNIJ's summary of news items around our state.

Monday's Severe Weather Damage Reports

Some damage reports are trickling in from the National Weather Service.

There are reports of multiple trailers blown over by wind and numerous trees down in Forreston, in Ogle County. Village government has declared a disaster because of the storm damage, which is spread over 48 blocks and heavily affected two mobile home parks. Five people were reported injured.

Large limbs are down in Rockford, in Winnebago County. 

DeKalb County Community Gardens reports extensive damage to two greenhouses and mature trees at its Walnut Grove Vocational Farm and Prairie in Kirkland, in northern DeKalb County. Damage is estimated to be around $50,000 at the farm that produces vegetables for distribution to people in need while offering job training to people with developmental disabilities. 

A trained weather spotter reported widespread tree and power line damage across Somonauk in DeKalb County, including 4-6 inch diameter trees snapped at the base.

Credit NWS
Radar image from Monday afternoon

In Harmon, in Lee County, a trained weather spotter identified branches down and the exterior side of a house that had peeled away.

Multiple trees and power lines are down in DeKalb.

A semi-trailer was blown down over Illinois 251 in LaSalle.

One-inch diameter hail was reported in Boone County this afternoon as the storms passed through.

The National Weather Service reported that a private weather station four miles south of Dixon observed a 92 mph wind gust.