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Strong storms bring hail, damage trees

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Heavy rain Wednesday afternoon in downtown Quincy. Heavy rain Wednesday afternoon in downtown Quincy.
Tree limb down during storm Wednesday afternoon in Lewistown. (Submitted by Katelyn Clickner) Tree limb down during storm Wednesday afternoon in Lewistown. (Submitted by Katelyn Clickner)
Tree damaged Wednesday in Rushville at 2 p.m. (Submitted by Rick Carty) Tree damaged Wednesday in Rushville at 2 p.m. (Submitted by Rick Carty)

Strong storms brought hail and damaged trees in parts of the Tri-States Wednesday afternoon into the evening.

The National Weather Service issued Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings throughout Wednesday. You can see the latest here.

Several residents in the WGEM viewing area reported getting hail, heavy bursts of rain, and downed trees and power lines.

Severe weather knocked tree limbs down, with debris widespread from the central to the southern park of Pike County, Illinois, according to Josh Martin with Pike County Emergency Management. He says Pleasant Hill and Nebo have seen several downed limbs and cleanup has already begun in some communities.

There are also reports of downed power lines in Ursa, Illinois. 

In Missouri, emergency officials say the sewer system at the Shelbina courthouse took on too much water and was backed up for much of Wednesday evening. Shelby County Emergency Management Director Glen Eagan says crews got most of the mess cleaned up, but they'll continue working on it Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, fire officials in Adams County said a lightning strike caused a shed fire around 4:40 p.m. No one was injured in the fire.

Threats from the storms include up to 60 mph wind gusts and hail, according to Meteorologist Kevin Shive.

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