Power Restored in Lake City, Tornado Clean-Up Continues

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LAKE CITY, Iowa -- Power is back on to the Lake City community, after most of it was knocked out during Sunday's tornado.

Calhoun County is now under an emergency declaration after the storms tore through the area. Gov. Terry Branstad toured the damage in Lake City Monday, meeting with homeowners as they started the recovery process.

With the emergency declaration, the county will get to use state resources and equipment to help with cleanup.

Debris and pieces of people's homes are now getting piled up under the Lake City water tower.

The tornado damaged about a quarter of the homes on the south and west side of town. Dave Mohr's home is one of the most badly damaged.

“Just debris flying. It looked like shingles, tree branches, anything and everything in the middle of town,” said Mohr. “I walked over here and it ain't good.”

Some of the debris around town made its way to Rockwell City about 15 minutes from Lake City.

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