Farmers Share Weekend Storm Damage on Twitter
Weekend rains were welcomed in many parts of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri over the weekend.
But heavy rains and strong windstorms damaged crops and farm structures in central Iowa and parts of Nebraska late last week. Meteorologist Nick Vita of Commodity Weather says central Iowa received between 5-10 inches of rain on Saturday night. Winds in excess of 60 MPH were reported in Nebraska.
Farmers took to social media to share weather updates from their area.
This map shows the huge rain totals for central Iowa over the weekend. The Iowa Environmental Mesonet site says, "The initial Flash Flooding has given way to more long term flooding with impacts to be felt for days to come." #IAwx pic.twitter.com/1l1igb1bqv— Natalina Sents (@Roots_Journey) July 2, 2018
It took major wind to move our grain bin like this pic.twitter.com/zbuYCOnneP— Betsy Freese (@BetsyFreese) June 29, 2018
Chris Niemann from Dwight, NE just messaged me these photos of damaged corn. pic.twitter.com/d0SxiGBR5q— Natalina Sents (@Roots_Journey) July 2, 2018
He said his area experienced winds up to 70 MPH over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/jDiAjodHP9— Natalina Sents (@Roots_Journey) July 2, 2018
The weekend storm also dumped at least 1.5” of rain as well. pic.twitter.com/rN2g1OoYnz— Natalina Sents (@Roots_Journey) July 2, 2018
This corn was about to tassel, guess you win some you loose some pic.twitter.com/AIQn9s49rV— Andrew Philips (@toadphilips) July 1, 2018
North central Iowa. This is what 12 + inches of rain in June gets ya. 242 a year ago. This year? pic.twitter.com/ySxjYRWLT7— Bruce Nelson (@nab45) June 28, 2018
Well on the bright side... after last night chaos with the weather in Ankeny, We found one of that late cows dropped a pair of twin calves. I’ll take that any day pic.twitter.com/w6ctKE3ck7— Nick Griffieon (@NGriffieon) July 1, 2018
If you experienced flooding over the weekend, check out these disaster recovery resources compiled by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.