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Family Survives Iowa Tornado, Farm Destroyed

June 26, 2010, 10:02 PM by Erica Johnson

Family Survives Iowa Tornado, Farm Destroyed
LYON COUNTY, IA - A massive tornado that ripped through northwestern Iowa left behind a path of destruction tearing up farms and homes and leaving hundreds without power. One of the worst hit areas is John Schuck's farm just south east of Little Rock. Today the community is coming together to help the Schuck’s pick up the pieces.

“All of the sudden we heard stuff hitting the house and my wife got petrified and she went down in the basement and she says come down with me,” Schuck said.

The tornado that touched down near the Schuck's home made a mess of their century-old farm. Schuck was born and raised here and he's made this place his home for the last 66 years. Now there's not much left.

“The upstairs is shot. I took my kids up there to bed every night. My kids, they're upset too because this is their family home,” Schuck said.

It ripped a path through the backyard, tearing up the buildings and trees and pulling the roof completely off their home. Tin from grain bins was wrapped around trees and tossed miles away. Schuck says even as he looks at all the destruction, he's grateful that both he and his wife survived.

“I've learned to take life how it goes and just take whatever is dealt to you and the good Lord, he saved our life again so what can we say?” Schuck said.

Despite the devastation the tornado left behind, the Schuck's know they'll be able to clean up and move on especially as people offer helping hands and plenty of hugs.

“It just puts tears in your eyes. People are so good in this rural community, just thank all of them,” Schuck said.

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