STUART, Iowa (NBC News) – Parts of the Midwest were once again battered by severe and dangerous weather Monday, and meteorologists are warning more is on the way.
Violent winds turned deadly when a building collapsed leaving one man dead in Fairfax, Iowa.
In Stuart, Iowa Arnold Lewis heard the winds and rode out the storm in his basement.
“I was upstairs and just got the wind blowing so hard, I could hear the roof go off and I went to the basement,” Lewis said.
When he emerged piles of rubble greeted him. He found his roof completely torn off and lying on the gravel road in front of his home.
Powerful wind gusts snapped crops and trees. What was once a barn housing farm equipment is now unrecognizable.
Part of a large grain elevator was tossed like a toy into a corn field.