Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Destructive Iowa Tornadoes

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.

1 comment:

Becky D'Arcey said...

these pictures are epic!! i love the lighting of the dark purple sky and the yellow lights on the people... also nice composition on the third. very nicely done!