Iowa digs through the pieces after a night of violent storms


At least two homes and some farm buildings were damaged in Farragut.

National Weather Service Crews are surveying damage sites today, but at least three other tornados were reported to touch down in Iowa. Tornado reports came in from Adair, Madison, Warren and Marion counties in central Iowa Wednesday. That was an EF-0 tornado southwest of Stuart Iowa, which had a 7-mile track and estimated winds of 75 miles per hour.

The American Red Cross has dispatched volunteers and resources to areas that were damaged by severe storms, including the Linn County town of Prairieburg which was struck by a tornado.

A tornado was also reported near Central City, Iowa, where the Linn County Fair is taking place. Trees and tents were damaged but no fairground buildings. No injuries were reported.

Strong winds took down trees in Clayton and a mixture of baseball and teacup-sized hail were reported in Shenandoah, according to the NWS.

Fremont County, Iowa, was at the heart of one of the most widely seen and videoed tornadoes Wednesday afternoon.

"It was hard to keep the boys down", she said.

"Never been so scared and life is good, we're all okay". They were sitting on the porch as the winds picked up.

The younger boy, Sam, suffered a few scrapes, Ossian said.

An hour east in Pleasantville, a tornado shredded part of the roof on a home, throwing it across the yard and on top of cars. Homes and businesses were damaged and many were left without power.