Tornado touchdown in Fults

A tornado touched down in the village of Fults around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, resulting in damage to two homes there but no injuries. The Monroe County EMA said there was roof damage to a home with a tree and some power lines downed. One of the homes damaged was that of retired Monroe County Treasurer Merrill Prange on Church Street.

It appears the tornado traveled to the area of Ames and then east to near LL Road just north of Red Bud. 

The Randolph County EMA reported multiple funnel cloud sightings early Saturday evening but no tornado touchdowns or damage reported in their county, according to the North County News.

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