Iowans Survey Widespread Wind Damage

Powerful winds caused damage in Iowa and other Midwestern states on Wednesday, December 15, amid tornado warnings and wind gusts topping 90 mph, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Video taken by Mitchell Merrill shows a vehicle crushed beneath a fallen tree and a kids’ play set that was thrown across their property. He said he recorded the footage on Thursday morning as he surveyed damage from the previous night’s storm.

“Breezy” winds would persist through Thursday, according to the NWS. Credit: Mitchell Merrill via Storyful

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