Between 01:00 and 02:00 on 22nd July, a line of storms traveled through Iroquois County causing damage. This consisted of mostly downed trees, utility poles, and electric lines, but also includes three damaged homes in Martinton, IL, two of which had portions of their roofs torn off. Local fire departments, electric company, restoration business, and EMA have been coordinating to resolve the situation. Most of the electricity outages in Iroquois County have been restored, and the rest are expected to be completed this morning.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The exact cause of the damage in Martinton has not been confirmed yet. EMA and the National Weather Service are working together to determine what type of storm pattern caused the damage to the homes.
As the sun rises, more damage reports are expected. EMA will continue to monitor the situation.