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CINCINNATI -- As the much-talked about “Texas hooker” storm blew across the Midwest and South, it left some damage in its wake.

National Weather Service teams in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky are venturing out today to assess what happened Thursday. Once they put together their findings, the U.S. will know just how many tornadoes touched down and how strong they were.

In all, the long line of storms led to eight injuries across the Midwest and the South. Hundreds reported wind damage, and there were 13 tornado reports. There were also 26 hail reports.

Most of the damage was concentrated in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Other states across the south also saw damage, but it wasn’t as widespread as what the Midwest witnessed.

Many were left without power, and several homes and outbuildings received damage from wind and tornadoes. Most of the property damage was limited to the Midwest, while a lot of the damage in the South was from trees and power poles being blown over.

Now, the same system ventures east with its eye on the coast. After that, it looks like most of the country will experience a quieter, cooler weekend.

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