Violent storms with damaging winds ripped through the Midwest today, leaving piles of debris and rubble in their path.

Here are pictures from several impacted communities in Illinois:

Extremely sad.

https://twitter.com/D_Rodge27/status/402150802032033794

https://twitter.com/SelenaLMartinez/status/402150485492125698

https://twitter.com/sjl_21/status/402152345020035072

Update:

Unfortunately, there have been three fatalities in Illinois reported as a result of today’s tornadoes: