Missouri, Illinois dealing with storm damage

Storm clouds with debris over Morely, Mo. (Source: Wallacefour, via cNews)
Storm clouds with debris over Morely, Mo. (Source: Wallacefour, via cNews)
Lightning in Benton, Ill. (Source: Ryan via cNews)
Lightning in Benton, Ill. (Source: Ryan via cNews)
Damage in Carbondale, Ill. (Source: cNews)
Damage in Carbondale, Ill. (Source: cNews)
Hail in northeast Cape Girardeau, near the country club (Source: Gene Pyle via cNews)
Hail in northeast Cape Girardeau, near the country club (Source: Gene Pyle via cNews)
Damage on S. Green St. in Anna, Ill. (Source: cNews)
Damage on S. Green St. in Anna, Ill. (Source: cNews)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A lot of people who had rest and relaxation in mind this weekend will likely be cleaning up storm damage instead.

Tornado sirens sounded in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Chaffee and many other parts of the Heartland Friday evening as severe weather moved in.

The storm system brought with it high winds and golf ball-sized hail that left dents and dings in many automobiles.

High winds knocked down trees and power lines, and even caused a brief power outage in Carbondale.

A Scott County deputy reported a funnel cloud east of town, but it did not touch down.  A trained weather spotter captured what he thought was a funnel cloud in McClure, but forecasters say it may have been a low-flying cloud instead.

High winds blew away an out building on County Road 261 just outside Oran and damaged a mobile home in the area.

Bardis Dismuke of Scott County was surprised to see lightning strike his mobile home.  He didn't realize it hit the side of his home and caught fire until his neighbor told him.  Dismuke was able to put out the fire, but still thanked local firefighters for quickly responding.

Hail was also reported in other places such as Union County, Bloomfield and Dexter.

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