Thanks to you, our WMBD-31 viewers, we've received multiple social media updates through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
WMBD's Kim Behrens has been tracking your posts.
Since the storms began, messages, pictures, and videos have been pouring in.
State Farm Insurance is in the process of collecting damage totals, but says today's historic event will likely be declared a state wide catastrophe.
In fact the storm was so powerful we have reports people in LaSalle County found pieces of receipts and other possessions
That blew in from Washington.
Here's a break-down of the damage, starting in Tazewell County.
Many people are without a place to live, as entire neighborhoods have been flattened and businesses destroyed.
The destruction you see here spans for miles.
Take a look at the aftermath in East Peoria.
Wind gusts were so strong, they blew over an RV.
Many homes re also ripped apart and tree limbs are down.
It's not recommended people travel, but if you must be careful of wires and other extraneous objects in the road.
Finally, severe weather hit the twin cities earlier this afternoon flooding area businesses.
You can see the dark clouds rolling into the area.
The beginning of a storm so severe an entire wall got knocked out at the Shoppes at College Hills.
State farm is urging victims to contact their agents right away regarding losses.
And if you buy supplies to fix the damage State Farm says save those receipts
You can be reimbursed for the expense.
One more note to pass along, school has been cancelled in Washington tomorrow.