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Tornado warnings expired in Clay and Effingham counties in Illinois

A tornado warning means a tornado was spotted or indicated by the radar.
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MISSOURI, USA — The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Clay and Effingham counties in Illinois, which are expired, as of Friday night. 

A tornado warning means a tornado was spotted or indicated by the radar. Stay in your safe place until the threat of a tornado is over. Have a pre-determined place to meet after a disaster. Using text messaging instead of calling on cell phones is often more successful during times of destructive weather.

Residents near Bowling Green saw some small hail and intermittent rain. 

Pike County EMA Deputy Director Quenton Laws told 5 On Your Side said sirens were sounded, but no reports of damage as of Friday afternoon. No damage was reported in Crawford County. 

Laws also said the County experienced a quarter-size hail in Troy near the EMA office. Laws said Lincoln County experienced downed trees across Mansion and County Road and at County Road and Bluebord Lane. 

In addition, downed trees are reported in Gasconade County south of Rosebud, according to Gasconade County EMA Director Clyde Zelch.  

There were no reports of severe weather impacts in Franklin County. 

According to the Ameren Outage Map, about 13,000 power outages are reported in Missouri. Most of the outages are in Illinois, as of Friday night. 

Here is a live update, according to the map, as of Friday night:

8:00 p.m. - More than 20,000 outages reported in both Missouri and Illinois.

8:30 p.m. - There are 26,446 reported outages in Illinois and 7,950 outages in Missouri. More than 30,000 people are without power in total. 

10 p.m. - There are 32,172 outages in Illinois and 8,127 outages in Missouri. More than 40,000 people are without power in total. 

"Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, more to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris," according to the National Weather Service.

As of Friday evening, the NWS conducted a survey and determined the damage in Salem was caused by an EF1 tornado. 

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