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Frightening Ill. tornado caught on camera

April 20, 2011 12:39:45 AM PDT
Another round of storms this week brought tornado sightings in Illinois and Missouri. A frightening tornado was caught on camera in Carlinville, Ill.

In Missouri, the Pike County Sheriff's Department said three tornadoes were spotted in a 45-minute period. Some homes and bars were damaged. Tornadoes were also reported near St. Louis, and the city's Lambert Airport was closed for a time.

Unlike last week's dangerous weather, no one was hurt by these twisters, although some buildings were damaged.

Also in Illinois, the National Weather Service reported that high winds managed to blow some rail cars off the tracks in Taylorsville.

The storms also brought hail and heavy rain.

Thousands of people from Oklahoma to Illinois were left without power after the storms.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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