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Powerful winds cause storm damage in Plainfield

Residents in Plainfield in Will County have seen extensive damage from Monday night’s storms.

The National Weather Service will assess the damage to determine whether it was from a tornado or if it was from straight line winds.

Trees can be seen scattered in every direction. Some were snapped and others uprooted.

WGN Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory says minimal damage to homes suggests straight lines winds are responsible for the destruction to the trees.

Plainfield was the area where forecasters first saw a rotation on Doppler Radar, triggering a tornado warning Monday night.

Wind gusts over 70 mph were reported in several spots.

There were eight tornadoes reported across the country.  Today’s assessment by the National Weather Service could determine if a ninth tornado hit the Plainfield area.

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