(WALL) – Governor Bruce Rauner has been sent to a State of Emergency Operations Center in Springfield after reports of tornado touchdowns.
The State of Emergency is ripped through the area on Saturday night
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"We activated the State Emergency Operations Center so that we "The Governor Rauner said the situation could not be resolved," said Governor Rauner.
Christian County Emergency Management Director, Mike Crews, said the storm was devastating. However, no deaths have been reported.
The county has requested assistance with public works. The State Emergency Management Team is in the city and wants to help assess damage starting at 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning to help the County emergency management get a better idea of infrastructure loss.
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An emergency shelter has been set up at 212 Crossroads Church at 212 Jaycee Drive. The American Red Cross has a relationship with the family members, that number is (844) 319 -6560.
Taylorville with the overwhelming calls. Mutual aid what is called out for fire and other emergency responders.
America's Illinois reports 2,500 people in Christian County are without power. Ameren has multiple crews in Christian County and believes to have 20 or more poles damaged.
The Taylorville Food Pantry will open Sunday at 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. for free distribution of food to those who need it. The pantry is located at 1429 East Main Cross, Taylorville.
Those interested in volunteering should contact the American Red Cross volunteer line at (309) 349-0387.
Residents in Taylorville are asked to stay inside.
In Macon County the sheriff's office said they received a minor minor injuries when they were home in Boody, Illinois was hit during the storms.