SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — As storms calmed down and moved out of the Siouxland area, damage assessment is underway.

The town of Aurelia, Iowa, is left picking up the pieces Thursday morning after those violent high winds blew through, leaving significant damage to their grain elevator and large pieces of steel from roofs are strewn throughout in ditches, road signs blown over.

The damages are going to take some time to clean up, but there’s plenty of volunteers already doing what they can to help their neighbors out.

Heavy downpours and high winds hit the town of Onawa, soaking the streets there.

Just a few miles away in Woodbury County near hornick, a tornado touched down that caused much more damage. Tree limbs and the remains of a shed were scattered around with the wind reportedly ripping a hole through a roof.

Some of the most serious damage appears to be in the Lawton, Moville, and Kingsley areas.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is expected to survey the area today to determine the damage and the number of tornadoes.

See pictures of Wednesday’s storm below.

Below is video from the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office. It shows storm winds blowing items at the training center.

Since Tuesday night, meteorologists have been keeping an eye on storm developments. MidAmerican even prepared ahead of time by sending workers around their territories to handle outages and downed trees as they occur.

If you have any damages to report, do so here. You can also contact us with pictures or videos of the storm at

PREVIOUS: There have been reports of down powerlines as well as structural damages in Kingsley.

Many tree downings have also been reported between Bronson and Sgt. Bluff. There have been reports of buildings losing roofs. A house east of Hornick also lost its roof.

A structure in Lawton reportedly had its roof ripped off during the afternoon storm.

Highway 20 has been closed after being blocked by debris.

Photo of Titan Machinery provided by Tori Epps