Sunday, April 10, 2011
Tornado Outbreak Saturday
The tornado outbreak last night was long and did a large amount of damage. Our crews were on the air for about 6 hours telling our viewers in the northern counties of our viewing area to take cover. This video shows the amazing power of the tornado that moved through Mapleton, IA last night. The storm chasers were under the storm as it went through the northwest corner of the state. Our live crews were on the scene this morning in Pocahontas. Many farms and homes were damaged or destroyed. There were minor injuries...but no loss of life. Two survey crews are on the way to see how strong the tornadoes were last night. Preliminary damage suggests at least EF2 or EF3. Join us for live coverage tonight...there is another chance for severe weather, but this time to the east of the metro.