|Weather Rocks WGFA-listening area|
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Heavy rain, hail and reports of funnel clouds prompted severe weather Watches & Warnings Friday in the Illiana area. There were no injuries reported. Several reports of funnel cloud sitings resulted in emergency weather alert sirens sounding in Iroquois County.
No damage has been reported. The public reported funnels aloft near Lake Iroquois, near Route 45/52 and near Danforth.
Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties were under Severe T-Storm Warnings until about 7 pm. The National Weather Service also issued Watches / Warnings in parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties.
Multiple reports indicate that one person is dead and two others injured after a deadly tornado demolished a Southern Illinois home. The tornado ripped through Opdyke this (fri) afternoon. State officials say it appears the storm didn't leave too much physical damage. The situation is being handled on a local level and no state aid has been requested yet.
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