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Storm Damage Across The QCA

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The powerful storms that rolled through the QCA early Tuesday morning uprooted trees and left debris scattered across the area.

On Maurer Street in Wilton, Iowa, people say this is the worst storm damage they've seen in at least ten years.

"Very surprising to see this much and of course you go around you see more and more."

Orville Emshauser had two trees that suffered the same fate as dozens of others in the overnight storm.

"It was just very very intense, I don't think I've ever heard the wind quite that mad."

Elsewhere in Wilton, the wind was so strong it knocked construction trailers over and left its mark at the local high school.

"The wind was so powerful it carried these bleachers here, all the way over from where our camera's standing right now."

In the meantime, people living about ten minutes away in Durant, Iowa described their experience with the storm.

"To me it sounded like my house was just being lifted off its foundation."

"Oh this is unbelievable. Unbelievable. I'm surprised no one's been killed."

Both Durant and Wilton leaders say they received no reports of injuries from the storm, something Wilton City Administrator Chris Ball says he's very thankful for. Along with the quick response from city workers.

"The workers we have here in wilton are fantastic. They're out at a moment's notice whether it's snow or storm removal."

While crews have already made a lot of progress clearing the roads, Ball says it could still be several days before all the debris is gone.

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