Strong Storms Do Damage in Benton, IL – 7/13/2017

Multiple rounds of strong to severe storms hammered portions of southern Illinois on Thursday, including this afternoon round that mowed across the region and leaving scattered damage and street flooding in the town of Benton. Several reports of large tree limbs being downed in high winds along with several lightning strikes were documented. Also, nearly 1-inch of rain fell in less than 45 minutes leading to some minor street flooding in town.

Video package shot in Benton, Illinois during the afternoon round of storms. These storms peaked in intensity as they crossed I-57 near Benton, leading to the damage and flooding seen in this video package.