Woman saw tornado hit her farm but house stands

Published: May 9, 2008 | 7011th good news item since 2003

A northwest Iowa couple watched a tornado strike their farm home and today are amazed they didn’t suffer more damage.

“It’s a miracle the house is still standing,” said Donna Bos, who farms with her husband, Ron, east of Inwood.

“We lost a barn. We lost an old garage. A couple of sheds are pretty damaged. It’s a mess. The attached garage has damage but the house is fine. It’s unbelievable everything is fine in the house.”

Bos had driven Thursday evening to her job at the Inwood library, where she is director.

“I had gone to work,” she said. “The power had gone off, so we closed down. I was going to drive home, but I saw the tornado heading toward our place. My brother- and sister-in-law live along the highway, so I stopped stayed there. We watched it hit our place.”

She said she was watching from three-quarters of a mile away.

“My husband is a volunteer fireman and a trained storm spotter. He was sitting a fourth-mile away and he watched it hit.”

Bos said she thought the tornado came from the southeast. Her husband planted corn Wednesday and Thursday. “There’s a lot of debris out in the field,” she said.

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