Tornado causes damage, power outages in Manhattan

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MANHATTAN, Ill. (AP) - The National Weather Service says at least three tornados touched town in northern Illinois as severe storms swept through the area Tuesday.

Weather Service meteorologist Eric Lenning says a storm survey conducted Wednesday determined that an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of about 95 mph swept through the Will County community of Manhattan on Tuesday evening.

The post office was damaged as tornado was on the ground for about a mile.

Lenning says an area southeast of Manhattan where residents had filmed a funnel cloud touching down briefly was also surveyed but there were no signs of damage.

The survey crew also found no damage in an area of Kane County where residents said a tornado briefly touched down.

Tuesday's storms caused flooding along and north of Interstate 88.