My son was on an Amtrak train heading from Chicago to St. Louis yesterday.

The train was halted near Nokomis, Illinois, as a black storm engulfed the train. Slightly to the west, a tornado touched down near Carlinville and crossed Interstate 55 heading east. The second of the two tornadoes in the above video records this twister.

A pretty scary time for my son, but after a while the train started up again and made its way to St. Louis.

I was very glad to see him!