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July 23, 2014, 2:52 am
970 WMAY News

Severe Storm Causes Extensive Damage, But No Major Injuries; Dozens Of Mobile Homes Damaged At Lincoln Place Park


Residents across Springfield and Sangamon County are cleaning up follow severe storms and a possible tornado that cut a wide swath of damage across the area on Memorial Day.

 

The warnings hit around 3pm, and there were immediate reports of tree limbs and power lines down.  The Lincoln Place Mobile Home Park near Riverton was hard hit, with between 50 and 100 homes damaged, some very heavily.  One minor injury was reported -- a shoulder injury sustained when a tree limb fell on a park resident.  Residents were evacuated from the park to a Red Cross shelter set up in Riverton.

 

Other areas of Springfield sustained property damage from downed trees and limbs; power outages from snapped poles and downed lines; and flooding that closed some roads and viaducts.

 

Stay with 970 WMAY for the latest on storm damage.

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