EAGLE GROVE, Iowa -- Pastor Jason Cooper of the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church had two important tasks on Sunday morning.
First, he was trying to decide if Eagle Grove roads were clear enough for him to hold Sunday morning church services. An early morning storm had left many roads in town blocked with downed trees. His second issue, no gas stations had power and he was running low on gas for his car.
“Power is out all over town, from what I can tell, trees down everywhere, “ said Cooper. "I’ve heard of some silos, cement silos, some of those are down.”
Veronica Colorado was a work at Caseys overnight when the storm hit. Her husband called with some not so good news regarding their mobile home.
“He called me back and said our roof is gone, and everything is flooded inside,” said Colorado.
On many streets, multiple homes had trees on houses or trees in the streets.
Steve Marvets of Eagle Grove was home when the storm hit.
"Felt like the wind was at least a 70 mph wind,” said Marvets.
“We’ll band together and pray from where we are, we’ll make sure we have some food and some workers out this afternoon,” said Cooper.
The National Weather Service in Des Moines announced plans to survey the damage in Eagle Grove and also in the town of Renwick.