Day is turned to night as a wave of severe thunderstorms sweeps through the Tri-Cities at around 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
The storm brought havok in its wake—everything from lightning strikes, to trees falling on vehicles, to fires, to malfunctioning stoplights, to power outages throughout the area.
Here's a recap of Tri-Com reports and eye-witness accounts. Thank to all the Patch readers who contributed comments and photos.
7:45 p.m.— Power is back up at most West Side locations in Geneva.
4:53 p.m.—Power is out at Delnor Hospital and most of the Geneva Commons. ComEd has been called, because at least one and possibly two transformers are down.
A fire alarm went off at 521 North Randall Road at 4:58 p.m.
4:30 p.m.—Power outage reported at the Reserve. Power was out at the Holmstad in Batavia, but came back on around 3:30 p.m.
A structure fire was reported at 1338 Winsor Court at 4:28 p.m. The general alarm was CANCELLED as of 4:30 p.m.
Burglar alarms are going off, possibly as a result of the power outages.
Power was out on the far-west side of Geneva.
1 p.m.—An accident with possible extrication at Western and Fabyan at around 12:15 p.m. There is a tree that's fallen on a car. A police officer says there is a family is in the car, but no one is hurt.
Lightning strikes a transformer.
A possible fire is reported at Peck and Keslinger roads.
A general alarm fire is reported at Willow and Center in Geneva.
A tree is down on Route 31—not sure where. At 12:39 p.m., Tri-Com reports that Route 31 is blocked south of Main Street in Batavia.
There are reports of wires down at North Kirk Road in Geneva.
The National Weather Service has a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect. Quarter-size hail has been reported.
Patch will update this report when information is available from official sources.