EF-1 tornado confirmed; Flooding problems persist in wake of Tuesday storms

The National Weather Service has classified the tornado during Tuesday's severe weather in Manhattan, Illinois as an EF-1.

The NWS confirmed it was an EF-1 with maximum wind speeds of 95 mph, based on the damage surveyed.

Additionally, the National Weather Service said heavy rain Tuesday afternoon and evening brought flooding across much of the area along and north of Interstate 88.

The weather service says some parts of the area saw 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain.

Algonquin is dealing with significant flooding and high-standing water due to the severe weather.

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