Aftermath of the Wayland tornado

Visuals tell story of Henry County severe weather

Brian Ray
Published: May 4 2012 | 7:20 am - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 6:40 pm in

So tonight I got sent to the southern part of our coverage area to do a little night storm chasing which can be incredibly dangerous but very visually rewarding.

My first stop was the town of Crawfordsville where I had heard there was a house that was damage. As I pulled into town I immediately hit some fairly deep street flooding which I was unable to see because it was dark. Thankfully I drive a rather tall SUV and made it through OK.

After stopping at the local fire station and being told the house I was looking for was inaccessible due to downed power lines I decided to drive to Wayland to meet up with Matt Nelson and Mark Carlson from KCRG who were on the scene of a turkey farm that had also been hit by the suspected tornado.

At the turkey farm a true Iowa scene was unfolding. Neighbors and volunteers seemed to show up out of nowhere to help the farmer round up and thousands of turkeys that had been in a barn that was completely destroyed. They worked efficiently well into the night to put all the turkeys onto trucks bound for who knows where.

It really was something to see and the photos are posted below along with the story.

B Ray

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Wayland-Police-Chief-I-Saw-a-Tornado-150120305.html

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