Aftermath of tornado damage in Carroll County

Rooftop ripped off, uprooted trees and bent street signs are just some examples

Carroll, Iowa - Wednesday evening brought multiple storms throughout the region but the town of Carroll may have been hit the hardest. A tornado swept through multiple parts of the town; the most damage striking a farm shed that resulted in its rooftop being torn off. 
 
In addition to the torn roof, the tornado and storm also left some uprooted trees, street signs bent from stance, and power lines down. 
 
"It was really out of nowhere. We were watching a movie with my kids and all of a sudden, sirens go off. It was really windy. My daughter started crying, my husband's like, 'Get to the basement,' so downstairs we went," says Becky Herbers, Carroll resident. 
 
"I was afraid that one of my trees that's getting pretty old was going to go down and I kept saying, 'Please don't let the tree go down.' But it was really windy and rainy and cold so it wasn't very nice," says Melva Case, Lakeview resident. 
 
"First thing right away is we heard some of the alarms go off and the hail and rain started to fall and I just went in the basement like you're told to," says Eric Riesselman, Carroll resident. 
 
After speaking with several other residents, it doesn't seem like the storm tore too much apart. Some are even keeping a positive attitude about what did get damaged. 
 
"Could have been a lot worse. Could always be," says Riesselman. 
 

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