While we've gotten more than our share of rainfall in the Rockford area, other parts of the state were getting rain--and some other things.

One of the benefits of everyone carrying around a high-definition video camera these days is that you get some pretty incredible footage of things that we heard about but didn't usually see years ago.

Not only do you get to see it, places like Twitter can give it to you almost instantly. Take for example yesterday's severe conditions here in Illinois and Wisconsin: