An Iowa tornado was just one of many across multiple states on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, and there was significant damage caused along with at least 15 injures. NBC News reported that tornadoes - one over a mile wide - hit Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska on Friday.
Injuries were reported in Wayne, Nebraska, where a tornado hit around 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday. There were seven "walking wounded" that ended up being treated at Providence Medical Center.
The Weather Channel and National Weather Service stated that there were reports of 17 tornadoes across the three states with multiple touch downs. Six of the reports were totally confirmed by Friday evening with four of them being in Iowa alone.
In Nebraska, there were at least 10 buildings destroyed and five heavily damaged. All roads into the city were closed.
"The tornado ripped through the east side of town" about three blocks from Wayne State College, Jay Collier, a spokesman for the college, told the Omaha paper. "We are doing everything we can to assist the city."
Multiple touch downs of Iowa tornadoes caused damage all over the place. Luckily, there had been no injuries reported for the touch down in rural Woodbury County.
"It's a mess," Wingert told the Argus Leader newspaper of nearby Sioux Falls, S.D. "We have more than 30 rural homes destroyed, farms destroyed. We don't have a number for the number of cars destroyed."
There were reports of major damage in Quimby, Iowa, when the tornado touched down around 7:30 p.m. Significant damage had also been reported in Moville, Iowa, where a tornado touched down about half an hour before that.