GALLERY: Thursday morning storm tears through central Illinois

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August 16, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Strong winds, heavy downpours, and a lightning-charged atmosphere moved through the area Thursday morning, bringing with it damage and power outages.

According to Ameren Illinois' website, some residents in Peoria, East Peoria, Mapleton, Lacon, and Henry are without power.  Approximately 4,400 outages were reported at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

Other area residents have reported fires caused by lightning strikes, stoplights not working properly in certain intersections, and downed trees and power lines.

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