Tips And Advice For Tornado Season In Illinois by The 21st published on 2018-06-12T17:35:33Z If you were in the central Illinois area on Sunday, then you know that we were hit with major storms - storms that have now been confirmed as tornadoes. The National Weather Service confirmed two weak tornadoes touched down after 2 p.m. that afternoon. No one was injured, but the tornadoes did damage several homes in the area and many more lost power. We thought it was a good time to all of us throughout the state listening now to get a reminder about different types of tornadoes and what to do when they hit. Jeff Frame from the U of I’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Lyn Hruska, CEO of the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region joined us to talk about Tornado safety.