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Local Family Safe after Storm Destroys House

Posted: Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel
 
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A family in southeast Iowa is safe after riding out Thursday night’s severe weather in their house.Jeremy Nelson’s family lived at 3329 Spruce Avenue in southeastern Washington County.  He says he first thought the storm wasn’t going to actually come to his house.

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As for how he learned about the storm…

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Nelson adds he is very thankful to his landlord as well as other who have come out to help clean up after the storm.

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Damage at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyDamage at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
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Window blown out of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyWindow blown out of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
This rack shows nothing has moved even the window to the left was blown inside of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyThis rack shows nothing has moved even the window to the left was blown inside of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
Water damage inside of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyWater damage inside of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
Blown out window at the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyBlown out window at the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
Missing roof from the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyMissing roof from the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
The ceiling of the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue shows the crack where the third floor was lifted awayThe ceiling of the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue shows the crack where the third floor was lifted away
The daughter who lives at 3229 Spruce Avenue was awaken from her bed when the window blew outThe daughter who lives at 3229 Spruce Avenue was awaken from her bed when the window blew out
This is what remains of the 3rd story of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyThis is what remains of the 3rd story of the house at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
Looking at the damage from the 3rd floor at 3229 Spruce AvenueLooking at the damage from the 3rd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue
This car was blown from the driveway to across the road at 3229 Spruce AvenueThis car was blown from the driveway to across the road at 3229 Spruce Avenue
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