Weather Vault: Severe Weather Event of May 18th, 2000

Published 05/15 2014 03:18PM

Updated 05/06 2016 06:08PM

On this date, over $4 million worth of damage was done to east-central Illinois.  The storms formed over Champaign County and moved over Vermilion county in a 150 minute time frame.  Most of the damage was in Jamaica and Georgetown.  In fact, Georgetown had baseball sized hail that hit the town twice in an hour. 

A green house, thousands of cars, and hundreds of homes and businesses all sustained damage.

A school in Jamaica sustained around $300,000 worth of damage. In Pesotum, hail damaged eleven Illinois State Patrol cars, totaling $24,000.  Thankfully despite all this damage no injuries were reported. 


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