A severe weather outbreak struck the midwest with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.  From social media, here are some of the raw footage that's been captured.


The severe weather caused a lenghty delay in the Chicago Bears football game against the Baltimore Ravens as the teams were removed from the field due to dangerous weather conditions.

Tornado sirens were sounded in the city:

Coal City, Illinois

Coal City is located in Grundy County, southwest of Joliet

Peoria, Pekin and Washington, Illinois

The area of Central Illnois around Peoria was partiuclarly hard hit including the suburbs of Pekin and Washington.

This video from Pekin was taking by radio station WMBD

Photos collected by WMBD-TV and shared on their facebook page


Raw video of Washington, Illinois storm

Updated 4:04PM EDT

WHOI/WEEK News Team Leaves the Air

The news team for Peoria area TV stations WHOI and WEEK needed to suspend storm coverage as the storm approached.

Lafayette, Indiana

West Lafayette is the home of Purdue University. This video shows a heavy rain storm moving through the area.

Tornado sirens at Purdue University