Video of the Mapleton, IA Tornado

BUMPED due to the damage survey links added.

UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon:  First-hand account of chasing the storm is here. Gripping reading.

ORIGINAL POSTING:

My friend, Robin Lorenson, sent me this video of the tornado.

For more video and photos of yesterday’s Iowa storms, click here.

UPDATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON:  The NWS has rated this tornado EF-3 intensity.


UPDATE MONDAY EVENING: The National Weather Service damage surveys are here for the Mapleton tornado and here for northern Iowa as a whole.

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