This is from Show Steers. Hope Becky doesnt mind.
EF5 Tornado hits Neil Farm
On Sunday, May 25, 2008, Todd "Bucky" & Alisa Neil's Farm was hit by a EF5 Tornado. The tornado was about a mile wide and ripped through Parkersburg and surrounding towns in Iowa, killing seven people and injuring 67.
It struck between 5:30 and 6:15 PM, moving across the towns of Aplington, New Hartford, Waterloo and Dunkerton. Final assessment of the tornado rated it a low EF-5, with estimated wind speeds up to 205 mph.
Luckily the Neil's were not home at the time and the most part Todd & Alisa were able to salvage most of their personal belongings. The hardest thing for them were the cows and calves. It is very hard to see something that has taken years to build turned up side down in minutes and there’s nothing you can do. Insurance will rebuild barns and a house but the cow herd will be the hardest part to replace.
If you would like to help an account has been established for donations at:
Home State Bank
203 3rd Avenue
Royal, IA 51357
Make checks payable to Todd and Alisa Neil
Thanks so much for thinking of them!
Neil Cattle Company
Todd and Alisa Neil
407 Corey Street
Fairbank, IA 50629