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Meteorologist: Monday's storms spawn 2 tornadoes in southwestern Illinois; no serious injuries


FREEBURG, Illinois — The National Weather Service confirms that at least two tornadoes touched down Monday in portions of southwestern Illinois, damaging roofs, uprooting trees and causing some power outages.

Meteorologist Fred Glass says both tornadoes were classified as EF1s, which generally produce wind speeds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.

Glass says one twister that touched down just northwest of the village of Freeburg cut a swath nearly one and a half miles long. The other tornado west of New Baden in northwestern St. Clair County had a path of about a quarter mile.

No serious injuries were reported.

Weather service crews also were surveying three other areas Tuesday to determine whether that damage was caused by tornadoes.

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