Tornadoes also threatened Indiana and Kentucky.
Video footage of the fierce twisters and their aftermath is emerging. Watch the clips below.
We’ll update this post with additional footage as it becomes available.
‘Hail Mary, Full of Grace’
Voices Pray as Tornado Barrels Past Home in Washington, Illinois, Via Brandon Badner:
‘Oh My God, This Thing Is Huge’
Driving Couple Are Pelted by Hail Trying to ‘Get the Hell Out of the Way’ of Tornado Near Minooka, Illinois, Via Gazeteler:
‘We Need to Go Off Air’
Newscast About Tornadoes Is Interrupted by Tornado, via Brian Stelter:
Family Flees Tornado in Washington, Illinois, Via 28storms:
‘It’s Right Over Your House!’
The Aftermath in Gifford, Illinois, Via Live Storms Network:
The Aftermath in Pekin, Illinois, Via Ameren Illinois:
The Aftermath in Washington, Illinois, Via Mike Brady:
Central Illinois was walloped by powerful tornadoes this afternoon, and the images are devastating.Click here to read more