What can I say. It was an amazing chase, and my first in Iowa! Unfortunately, several towns in Iowa took severe damage. It looks like several of the tornadoes were EF-3 strength. Ill let the images do the talking...
The Mapleton, IA tornado viewed from the south. This tornado destroyed more than 60% of the town. Fortunately no one was killed, despite several injuries. We had no idea the tornado was impacting the town at that time.
Tornado near Arthur, IA, seen from highway 20.
EF-2 damage in the town of Early, IA.
May 18, 2013: LaCrosse, Kansas
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