Severe thunderstorms that moved their way through Central Illinois resulted in confirmed reports of two home damaged in Peoria County. The storms resulted in the first tornado warning of the year being issued for the city and county of Peoria and some surrounding counties.
The two homes and an outbuilding were located in the 13000 of Route 8. Peoria County officials say all residents were accounted for and unharmed.
Officials also say while damage was extensive it has not been determined if the damage was the result of a tornado.
There was also an unconfirmed report of a collapsed ceiling at St. Francis Woods, 3507 N. Molleck in Peoria. Peoria firefighters at the scene tell 1470 & 100.3 WMBD a piece of dry wall had fallen inside the facility. There were no injuries. Firefighters and paramedics responded throughout the evening to unrelated medical emergencies. Power had been interrupted to the building Tuesday night.
There were several reports of dime to quarter sized hail associated with the storms.
Several houses in Norwood had damage to awnings, gutters and a fence.
There were numerous reports of downed trees and power lines as a result of the storms.
The Ameren Outage Map reported 2,682 customers without power in the 61603 and 61604 zip codes in Peoria. Numerous scattered outages were reported throughout the Ameren Illinois area.
(Photos: Peoria County)