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Drone video Greenfield Iowa tornado shows destruction path deadly

Drone footage captures destruction of deadly tornado in Greenfield, Iowa. Storms hit southwest Iowa, injuring 12 and prompting disaster proclamation.

The devastating tornado that struck Greenfield, Iowa on May 21, 2024, has been captured in a drone video by Chicago & Midwest Storm Chasers. This footage provides a firsthand look at the path of destruction left by the deadly tornado.

The storms that hit southwest Iowa on Tuesday unleashed fierce tornadoes, including one that caused wind turbines to topple in Adams County and another that touched down near Red Oak. A separate tornado overturned a semi-truck as it crossed Highway 30 in Story County.

The Greenfield tornado resulted in injuries to at least a dozen people, prompting Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to include Adair County in a disaster proclamation. This proclamation activates assistance programs for storm victims in 15 counties, including Adair, Adams, Cass, Clay, Hardin, Harrison, Jasper, Kossuth, Marshall, Montgomery, Page, Palo Alto, Pottawattamie, Tama, and Warren.

This tragic event marks the second deadly tornado in southwestern Iowa this year, following the tornado that claimed a man's life in Minden, Pottawattamie County on April 26.

For more information on the storms of May 21, 2024, you can watch news conferences, see footage of storm damage cleanup in Greenfield, hear firsthand accounts from residents and business owners, and witness the community's resilience in the face of tragedy.

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