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Weekend storms cause damage in Mo., Ill.

Merriweather St. in Cape Girardeau Saturday morning (Elaine Williams-cNews) Merriweather St. in Cape Girardeau Saturday morning (Elaine Williams-cNews)
Lake Benton, IL damage from Sunday (S. Templev cNews) Lake Benton, IL damage from Sunday (S. Templev cNews)
Du Quoin Damage at the fairgrounds from early Sunday. Du Quoin Damage at the fairgrounds from early Sunday.
Du Quoin damage, winds measured at 83 mph. Du Quoin damage, winds measured at 83 mph.
Storms ripped tree limbs into cars, mobile homes and houses in Du Quoin Sunday. Storms ripped tree limbs into cars, mobile homes and houses in Du Quoin Sunday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

There was some damage reported with area storms in the Heartland this weekend. Power outages and wind damage were reported in Mo. and  Ill. into mid-Sunday morning.

Ameren Illinois - Power outages by county as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19

Alexander - 1

Franklin - 71

Jackson - 35

Jefferson - 344

Perry - 11

Total Illinois - 1,281

Ameren Missouri - Power outages by county as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19

Cape Girardeau - 13

Iron- 183

Saint Francois - 117

Total Missouri - 4,169

NWS Storm reports: Sunday, June 19

3:22 a.m. - Power outages and wind damage reported in Perryville, Mo.

3:45 a.m. - 83 mph winds measured in Perry County, Ill.

4 p.m. - Camper blown over with 3 people trapped inside at Du Quoin Fairgrounds. One person slightly injured.

4:01 a.m. - 70 mph winds reported in West Frankfort, Illinois.

4:10 a.m. - Power outages and disruptive phone service reported throughout the West Frankfort community.

4:45 a.m. - Numerous roads flooded in Scott County, as well as streams and creeks near bank fulls.

5:02 a.m. - Water over the roads in McClure, Ill. along Route 3 and Grapevine trail. Winds gusting at 40 mph.

5:08 a.m. - Wind gusts at estimated 40-50 mph in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

5:17 a.m. - Wind gust at 61 mph in E. Mt. Vernon, Ill.

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EMA officials in Du Quoin reported winds in excess of 80 miles per hour measured near town early Sunday morning.

Those high winds caused three RV campers to blow over at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.

"It was rough, I've never been through nothing like that in my life before. On Father's Day I got a very rude awakening,"said Freddie Patton Jr. from Clinton, Mississippi.

"The camper was shaking, so I immediately headed for the door. But as soon as I opened the door I thought about my brother and son. I turned around and yelled for them, by the time I get the words out of my mouth, you all get up. Boom like something just picked us up and slammed us to the ground."

Officials say people were inside them when they flipped over. Fire crews were able to get everyone out safely, and one person was slightly injured.

Debra Farrell and her husband were one of the ones fire fighters had to rescue from their campers.

"Don yelled at me and said come to me honey. And the minute I got to him we started to roll into the air," said Farrell.

" And it flipped three times and everything was flying around. And then we stopped he had to dig me and our dog out. We were like rag dolls in that thing. I was just praying mercy lord please have mercy on me."

Tree limbs and power lines were reported down around Du Quoin around 11 p.m. Sunday morning.

The Jackson County, Illinois Sheriff's Office had not heard of any significant damage.

Officials with the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Office say they've had reports of trees and power lines down in areas across the county, and no major structural damage reported there early Sunday morning.

Saturday morning brought with it storms as well.

Broadway St. had some flooding early Saturday morning in Cape Girardeau as storms passed through the Heartland.

The street seemed more like a river with all the rain.  Some sewer drains couldn't handle all the extra water in Cape Girardeau early Saturday morning.

On Merriweather St., Elaine Williams said that their car was flooded up to the hood due to heavy rains.

In Cobden, Ill., the skies grew dark in late morning after the sun went up.

Bonnie, Ill. in Jefferson County had some trees reported down due to high winds.

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