It's being called the "Great Lakes Cyclone," but if you were following updates about yesterday's storm on social media yesterday, you probably know it better as the Chiclone. Or maybe #Chiclone.
While were posting those updates throughout Tuesday morning (Tornado warning on. Tornado warning off. Schools open. Schools closed.), we also were asking you for your storm stories and photos via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and this blog. And you answered.
Kathy Wiercinski of Elgin sent us this incredible photo of a downed tree that "landed so perfectly it was not to be believed" between her house and a neighbor's...
"I'm so grateful to God He landed it so perfectly between our houses," Wiercinski said.
Your storm stories from Twitter, after the jump.
Here are the stories you told us on Twitter...
@bishomi: south elgin, no lights, my wooden face tore apart. Be careful out there.
@gilmoremkt (Kim Gilmore of Elgin): really thought we were going to lose our 2 story front window ths morning. It was quivering like jello! Safe so far!
Gilmore also tweeted us this photo, with the caption, "RIP neighbors swingset..."
@kmz75 (Kristian Zoerhoff of Gilberts): @gilmoremkt is just a few blocks from me, so my fence probably took the bullet for their window :-)
@VicUrios82 (Victor Uriostegui of Elgin): i was afraid the wind would flip my car.
And perhaps my favorite #Chiclone tweet of the day...
@saulbhp: Today I woke up to the loud sounds of sirens, destroyed lawn property, and rainy weather, I thought it was a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!
-- Emily McFarlan, Readers' Reporter