KEOKUK COUNTY, IOWA (WHO) — Glenda Sieren knows the classic instruction – the safest place to be during a tornado is your basement. But as a storm approached her home on and she waited in the basement, she had an eerie feeling that something wasn’t right.

At the last minute, she decided to leave her house and drive away from the path of the storm.

She made it out safely, only to return home later that evening to find her home had been pulled off its foundation, exposing the basement where she would have been sheltering. Her farm was left in shambles with the farm equipment in the machine shed all destroyed.

Residents in central and eastern Iowa are still cleaning up from the tornadoes that hit the state on Friday. School kids from Pekin and from the Oskaloosa school districts also helped with the cleanup.