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Severe thunderstorms produced tornadoes and heavy rain in parts of east central Illinois during the evening of Friday, September 9th, 2016. Four tornadoes occurred within a one hour period between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The strongest tornado was rated an EF2 in southeast Champaign County south of the towns of Sidney and Homer.

Tornado south of Homer at 6:41 pm. Image courtesy of Jeff Frame.
Tornado south-southeast of Sidney.  Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frame
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