Severe weather in Illinois leaves 1 injured, damages some 70 mobile homes

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  • The person suffered a minor laceration
  • No trailers overturned, but roofs were damaged
  • A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Kansas and Nebraska
One person was injured and around 70 trailers were damaged in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday when a microburst with straight line winds of between 70 and 80 mph whipped through the area.
The injured person suffered a minor laceration, said David Butt, director of the Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management.
No trailers overturned.
"The damage occurred from debris. Tree limbs at a height of 10 to 20 feet were broken and they damaged the roofs of the mobile homes," Butt said.
"No roofs were torn off. No roofs were peeled back. The only damage to roofs was being penetrated by wind-blown debris."
Also on Monday, a tornado watch was in effect for parts of north central Kansas and south central Nebraska.