Wednesday night,  the City of Rockford along with much of the Stateline,  experienced a deluge of rain that went on for hours, without stopping.

Starting at 6:45, the National Weather service issued a series of severe thunderstorm and Tornado warnings, followed by flash flood warnings for Stevenson, Winnebago, Boone, and DeKalb Counties. The warnings spanned a period of four hours.

At 8:15 The National Weather Service captured this photo of rotating storm clouds in Boone County.

A flash flood emergency was declared for much of Winnebago, Boone and DeKalb counties.

Storm Photos and Videos From Wednesday's Torrential Rains Around Rockford
NWS Graphic


The rain caused lots homes and streets to flood. The southeast portion of the parking lot of Don Carter Lanes was under several feet of water (pictured above).

The rain also caused a good portion of Charles Street to flood.

The parking lot of Schnucks on Charles Street was also underwater.

East State Street also experienced the flooding.

On social media, people reported flooding on portions Kishwaukee & Springfield and parts of Harrison flooded, as well.

It is important to remember if you encounter flooded roads: TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN:

Emergency crews in the Rockford Area spent much of the night responding to calls to assist individuals in stalled vehicles due to flooded streets.

At one point in time 16,045 homes in Winnebago county were without power.

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