Homes in East Peoria damaged by storms

By WEEK Producer

Homes in East Peoria damaged by storms

November 17, 2013 Updated Nov 17, 2013 at 7:31 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- In East Peoria several homes were damaged along Farmdale Road and Pleasant Hill Road.

The roofs were ripped off and garages torn off, thankfully no one was hurt here.

Homeowner Philip Lang says they got the warning on their phones and saw the tornado coming towards the house.

It passed in just a few minutes after his wife and kids got secured in the basement.

"There was very little debris in it so it was hard to see, a lot of leaves and sticks turning around in the area and going up, not like the typical, black dark tornado," Philip Lange said.