October 26th, 2010
10:39 AM ET

Severe storms, near-hurricane-force winds push into Midwest

A massive storm system roared into the Midwest Tuesday morning, with winds exceeding 70 mph and isolated strong rainstorms capable of "embedding" tornadoes, forecasters said. Damage from falling trees and high winds has been reported in Missouri.

There were unconfirmed reports of tornadoes touching down in Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky. The National Weather Service said it has sent a team to Racine, Wisconsin, to check on a possible touchdown there. Video footage from Racine showed downed signage outside a business.

The CNN Severe Weather Center reported the storm was moving quickly eastward at more than 50 mph. By 10:20 a.m. ET, the center of the widening ring of severe storms was strengthening and had moved to the east of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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  1. Cpt Hiller

    A toast, to the end of the world.

    October 26, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Teri

    hope the storms aren't too bad as I have relatives in wisconsin

    October 26, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Bond, James Bond

    wayne, your a puss times 8 , octopusy.

    October 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. GoodNews316

    Our world is paralyzed by fear. Every day you turn on the news and see evidence of our impending doom. To lighten the mood, you might flip over to the Discovery or History channel to disengage only to learn the latest theory on how we're all about to die. Pretty depressing stuff! Fortunately, there's good news! There is hope. See for your self Story4.Us/2050.

    October 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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