TAYLORVILLE — Christian County officials spent Tuesday surveying damage from two reported tornadoes.
A powerful storm system swept through the area Monday night into Tuesday morning, downing limbs and causing other problems in a wide section of Central Illinois. Scattered power outages also were reported.
Heather Stanley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service at Lincoln, said a tornado touched down 2 miles east to southeast of Edinburg and traveled 4 miles northeast of Taylorville.
She said the tornado is classified as an EF-1, with winds between 100 and 110 mph. It was on the ground for about 5 miles.
Mike Crews, from the Christian County Emergency Management Agency, said there were several reports of storm damage, and a team assessed the area on Tuesday morning.
The tornado caused "lots and lots of crop damage," he said.
There were reports of a second minor tornado north of Assumption, Stanley said.
No serious damage was reported in Moultrie or Macon counties, officials there said.
In Mattoon, a tree fell into a house on South Lawn Drive, causing damage.
Storms are expected to return later in the week. The weather service is projecting a chance of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday.