On Tuesday night, a tornado touched down in south Florida. At least 74 homes were damaged in the communities of Sunrise and Plantation. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and thousands were left without electricity.
No serious injuries were reported, but damage is widespread.
The storm was confirmed as an EF-2 tornado with maximum winds around 120 km/h.
The rain associated with the system also led to flooding in Key West, Florida. Hundreds of miles to the northwest, powerful winds kicked up large waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago.