8/31/2013 Salem, IL Svr Night Storms

A line of severe storms developed across central Illinois late Saturday evening bringing torrential rains and damaging winds.


At one point, severe warnings stretched from the MO/IL border straight across the state to the IN/IL border. There were multiple reports of damaging wind gusts and even some small hail (larger hail up to golfball size in north-central IL) as the line slowly sagged from the I-70 corridor through the central part of Illinois.

Video package shot in Salem, IL off I-57 approximately 75 miles east of St. Louis and 20 miles north of Mt. Vernon.

Scene 1-2: Salem town banners illuminated by lightning flashes.

Scene 3-7: Various shots during the height of the storm as winds approaching 60mph and driving rains swept over the town.

Scene 8: POV as van drives by in wind and rain.

Scene 9: POV driving through a flooded street in Salem with oncoming traffic.

Scene 10: Two trucks on the flooded main road through town (US-50).

Scene 11: Truck splashing lots of water on US-50.

Scene 12: Truck pulls onto flooded US-50.

Scene 13: Dark shot of oncoming SUV with lightning illuminated flooded road.

Scene 14: Oncoming cars turns in front of camera through flood waters.

Scene 15: Car driving away through flood waters.

Scene 16: Couple vehicles on main street near downtown in the water on the road.

Scene 17: Panned shot of pickup with dog in the back through ponding.

Scene 18: Pickup truck driving through ponding.

Scene 19: Truck driving through ponding towing a trailer.

Scene 20: Panned shot of a truck through ponding on US-50.