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Spanish Daily Journal
     July 1, 2019      #29-182 sdj 0
 
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Branches cover a vehicle along West Jeffery Street in Kankakee on Sunday evening following a strong thunderstorm with high winds that caused tree damage and region-wide power outages.
Summer storm roars through area 

A storm packed with wind gusts of 70 mph socked the Kankakee area on Sunday afternoon.

A hot, muggy day with temperatures of 90-plus degrees and a dew point of 70 degrees was knocked out by a swift moving storm, lowering the temperature to 70 degrees in a short period of time.

Power crews and public works departments were busy with downed power lines and trees and branches brought down.

A trained weather spotter recorded a 74 mph wind gust in Manteno at 2:55 p.m.

According to reports received by the National Weather Service in ...

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