SPC Stats

Path length: 13.65 miles

Width:  800 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  13

Rating:  EF4

County:  Lyon, Osceola

Per the SPC Tornado Database, 22 tornadoes were confirmed on June 25, 2010.  The strongest was rated EF4.  It traveled almost 14 miles for 30-40 minutes through parts of Lyon and Osceola Counties in Iowa.  

The tornado began 3 miles WSW of Little Rock, IA in Lyon County.  It received an EF2 during its 5+ miles journey.  Two hog confinement buildings were destroyed.  12 hogs were killed.  Numerous other building received damage.

The twister strengthened in Osceola County and produced EF4 damage.  At least 2 houses were destroyed, 2 people injured in one of them.  3 vehicles parked under an Iowa Highway 60 overpass were demolished.  11 people in the vehicles were injured.  

A car was tossed at one of the destroyed farmsteads and the engine was thrown several yards.  Most of the damage in Osceola County was just to the west and south of Sibley.

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 43.44 / -95.951   End:  43.377 / -95.696      

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Damage Photos SW of Sibley via NWS Sioux Falls

All of the walls have been taken from this home and only the foundation remains. The basement stairs are laying in the debris. Debris from the home is strewn over the field to the east.
Looking to the west from the house. The shelter belt has been completely destroyed with only stumps from the trees remaining.
Trees snapped by the tornado. Several trees have also had bark stripped by the debris. The car to the left was almost new and was destroyed by the tornado.
A picture of the back of the car. Notice the back tire is now behind the car and the axle has been snapped.
The engine from the car was thrown into a nearby field with other debris.
A Harvestore silo was toppled by the tornado. The silo was anchored into concrete.
A picture of one of the vehicles which was tossed by the tornado at the overpass near Sibley. All the windows were blown out and the front tire was lost.
Another car which was tossed by the tornado. The roof was crushed and hood removed from the car.

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