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Tornado confirmed

Friday, April 15, 2011

The National Weather Service of Sioux Falls, S.D. confirmed to Cherokee County Emergency Services Manager Ben Shuberg this week that a tornado did touch down in Silver and Diamond Townships in Cherokee County Saturday. The Weather Service classified the tornado as a F-1 and producing wind speeds up to 110 mile per hour. Pictured is the Circle 7 hog farm located in Silver Township, which was demolished by massive storm front made it's way through northwest Iowa producing several other tornadoes and damaging hail. Photo by Ben Shuberg

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Duh - don't ya spose the farmer would have known that without confirmation from weather service!?!?!

-- Posted by cheechakonews on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 11:21 AM

I would like to take just a moment to say thank you to the Iowa Lakes Electric Co-op for getting the power on so quickly. We are extremly grateful! Also thank you to Directv and Wildblue for getting the satelites up and running on Monday!!

I would also love to thank the 400+ cars that has driven by our home at 5 mhp with your children hanging out of the car windows and you taking pictures of one of the worst days of our lives. No one stopped to ask if we were OK or needed help except our neighbors, Jack Foresman's grandchild. (sorry, I don't know your name-but you made us feel so much better-Thank You!) Thank you for being there for us and thank you for seeing the dangers in the road and for seeing it was TWO tornados that hit the property.

A big THANK YOU to Jack Foresman, for being there for us and we will be there for you on

Sunday for a big clean up day!

-- Posted by heartburn on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 11:58 PM

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