The National Weather Service is investigating reports of a possible tornado in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood on Monday afternoon.
According to the service, video shared via social media showed what may have been a brief tornado in the neighborhood at approximately 4 p.m. Monday.
The report was one of several from around the Chicago area as a series of powerful thunderstorms rumbled through the region.
Strong winds moved in quickly to Rogers Park bringing down trees, power lines and even destroying cars. In the hours following the storm, branches littered roads and sidewalks.
"It was crazy, madness, really dark," said Rogers Park resident Jasman O'Connell. "I was really scared."
Another resident said he came out to check the neighborhood and found his car in half.
"I think because 2020," said resident Tom Malinowski. "I think you know what, it has prepared us for stuff like this."
Several blocks were left without power for hours.
The National Weather Service will likely make determinations in coming days on whether straight-line winds or tornadoes were responsible for damage caused by the storms.