LOOKING BACK: Iowans Help In 1999 Moore Tornado

Brian Fiser traveled to Oklahoma several times to capture the devastation from the 1999 tornado that tore through much of Moore, a town near Oklahoma City. Brian worked as a photojournalist for Channel 13 News, and along with reporter Jim Hibbs and Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson, told the stories of the heartbreak and help as Oklahomans tried to recover and Iowans tried to help them.

Brian said watching Monday’s tornado that struck the same town brought back many memories. “It really hits home,” Brian said, “When you’ve been through this before…seen the devastation like this before.”

But Brian, who left television news to start his own production company, said Monday’s tornado looks far different now that he is 10 hours away. Brian was single covering the destruction 14 years. Now, married with 3 children, the stories of children trapped in the rubble of a school there hits him deeply. Brian said, “It’s sad. It’s devastating.”

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