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The Dixon, Iowa community is working to help their neighbor after the storm.

"It's a gut feeling," Dick Bockwoldt said. "It almost brings tears to your eyes."

"That's from 1970. I started restoring these tractors in this storage right here."

Dick Bockwoldt's lifetime of memories and hard work was destroyed in seconds.

"This one behind me is the one that breaks my heart with all the stuff we had in there," he said.

Over fifty antique tractors were inside this shed.

"We got to rebuild it all," he said. "We got to get all them tractors out of there and start over."

But that wasn't the only thing destroyed on his land in Dixon, Iowa. Windows on his home were shattered with trees pulled out from the roots and buildings left in shambles.

"Mother nature can do funny things in a hurry," he said. "If you look to the far west over there there's pieces of these building probably about 80 rods across the field and we got to pick that all up today."

Dick knows he has a long road ahead to get everything fixed but even with the mess, he's grateful.

"We were just glad that we weren't hurt or anything," he said.

He's grateful for their safety and the overwhelming support from neighbors and friends.

"So many people have already offered to help. All the neighbors have been here and they want to help," he said. "Hope for the best right. That's what we do."

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