Four years ago today, a severe weather outbreak hits the Great Lakes

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(WTVY) -- Four years ago today, a powerful severe weather outbreak struck the Midwest and the Great Lakes.

Goal City, Illinois, Credit: ABC 7 Chicago | Mitzi Malmfeldt-Mccubbin

The Storm Prediction Center had placed much of Illinois, Indiana and parts of Ohio and Michigan under a high risk of severe weather that day.

Tornadoes damaged homes and businesses, downed power lines, and toppled trees.

There were 81 separate reports of possible tornadoes and-or funnel clouds, and hundred more straight-line wind damage reports.