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West Liberty Farmers Clean Up Storm Damage


Thursday night's storms blew through West Liberty, IA, causing major damage to various farms, crumpling storage sheds and damaging equipment.  

Nothing is left of David Dvorak's new shed and his garage, and several pieces of farming equipment are damaged.    

Strong winds knocked over this grain auger, blew in the walls of other sheds, and damaged a planter.

Nearby Dvorak's farm, pieces of Terry Schroeder's shed have blown away into the fields.     

He says his shed is only five years old, and estimates it will cost about $20,000 to fix. 

On the Mather farm, one of the family's grain bins is a total loss.  The storm knocked it off its foundation onto a truck.     

Farmers say the storm damage is a setback at a crucial planting time.  

"In the next couple weeks I need to clean up, but I need to finish my planting is my first priority whenever the ground gets dry enough to put the rest of the crop in," Dvorak says. 

No cost estimate on just how much damage was done to his farm, but he tells TV6 he plans to rebuild at least this shed.

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