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                Monday, May 31, 2010 - 7:37PM CDT    Storm Highway blog RSS/XML feedStorm Highway Twitter FeedStorm Highway Facebook page

New Baden, IL storm damage - May 31

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Damage on the southeastern end of New Baden, Illinois from a concentrated straight-line wind event along Illinois 160 at Haselhorst Road on Monday, May 31:

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I did a very a brief survey - only a few structures were affected. Most damage was to a lumber warehouse, whos roof was partially ripped off and lofted over 200 feet to the south, and more pieces carried much farther. Power poles were snapped and large tree branches broken. Corn crops were flattened in spots. In the village of New Baden, many small broken branches and leaves littered the streets, with widespread overturned potted plants and lawn furniture. I found one instance of roof shingle damage. More info later as it becomes available.

Lightning in St. Louis from the storm about 30 minutes before arriving in New Baden:

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