TORNADO RECOVERY: Clean Up Underway
Iowans are cleaning up after reports of multiple tornadoes on Sunday.
At this point, there are only eyewitness reports and what witnesses saw, may have been the same tornado.
The National Weather Service is spending Monday suveying the areas of damage in Polk, Dallas, and Madison counties to determine if tornadoes touched down. So far, they say damage in Dallas Center was caused by straight-line winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour.
A lot of Iowans captured pictures of severe weather in their communities and submitted them through Photolink. Sheri Harrison caught a funnel cloud near Nevada.
It’s part of a path of tornadoes, stretching from Earlham to around the Huxley area. At 6:30 Sunday night an emergency manager saw a tornado touchdown in Earlham. Damage to mobile homes and trees was reported in the area.
At 6:41 p.m. there was other report of a tornado, this time near Adel. Hail damage and tree limbs down were reported.
At 7:08 p.m. a tornado is spotted in Slater and at 7:10 p.m. a tornado is also reported in Huxley.
Channel 13’s Jenny Hettman spoke with a Dallas Center resident Monday morning about the damage her property sustained. She says she had just returned home when she heard the tornado sirens.
“The alarm went off, I grabbed a backpack with clothes and went down to the basement, my husband came down and you could just here the wind but then all of a sudden it was like a thump and you could just hear stuff hitting the house. Whether it was hail or whatever, it just sounded like a battlefield out here,” says Beverly Lund. Lund lives off of 250th Street and R22 in Dallas Center and lost trees on her property as well as a shed.
Neighbors in the the area have been working together already, clearing away the debris left behind by the storm.