A mile-wide tornado hit the Midwest in rural areas of Nebraska and Iowa causing injuries and "significant damage." On Oct. 6, NewsOXY reported that over a dozen people were injured when a series of funnel clouds touched down and caused damage in their wake. In the blink of an eye, storms whipped through the area, leaving devastation behind. The difference with this tornado in comparison to others is that it was very large. As a result, many areas were hit.
"The National Weather Service received 18 reports of funnel clouds touching down in the two states on Friday night. The two hardest hit areas were Wayne County, Nebraska, and Woodbury County, Iowa, local officials said" (via NewsOXY).
The mile-wide tornado in the Midwest wasn't as devastating as it could have been. While a lot of businesses in the area were damaged, there weren't many leveled homes and no one was killed. While the storms were bad -- especially for the fall season -- things worked out okay. "We were extremely lucky. A lot of things worked right," said Lee Wrede, a police dispatcher in Wayne, Nebraska.
Generally speaking, the spring and early summer seasons are when the most tornadoes are seen in the Midwest -- many of them far more devastating (even if they are smaller in size).
Damage following the mile-wide tornado in the Midwest can be seen in the video above.
© Effie Orfanides 2013