Fayette Co. couple recovers from storm - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Fayette Co. couple recovers from storm

Posted: Updated:
FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL) -

For Judy Kane, Monday night's severe weather hit close to home. Literally.

"It sounded like part of the house had blown in or over," she said. "Last night, I'm not sure I kept my eyes on the clock at all."

Judy and her husband, Michael, live on a plot of land in Fayette County that the Kane family has worked for more than a century. So Judy said watching the clouds gather over their family home was especially scary.

"I just told my husband, 'I think those two branches are going to go tonight,'" she said. "He said, 'well, get away from the window!'"

The couple waited out the weather in the basement. Luckily, after the storm passed, their home was still standing. The barn was demolished though, the roof blown clear off.

Some of the flying tree limbs broke windows.

"There was glass everywhere and everything in the office was wet," Michael Kane said.

Some people just down the road weren't so lucky. One home was severely hit, with trees crushing a pickup truck and demolishing the front porch.

That had the Kanes feeling lucky they're still here.

"The whole identity of the family is this family farm," Judy said. "My husbands ancestors came from Scotland and cleared this land."

"The image of blank flat land was in my mind," she continued.

  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.More >>
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...More >>
  • Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:29:39 GMT
    It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave...More >>
    It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave...More >>
  • Body found in Waterloo, police search for AJT Auto Repair owner

    Body found in Waterloo, police search for AJT Auto Repair owner

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:23:10 GMT
    Anthony Tronca, 43, of WaterlooAnthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo
    Waterloo Police are searching for the owner of a local auto repair shop in connection with the disappearance of a Waterloo man and the discovery of a body near Highway 218.More >>
    Waterloo Police are searching for the owner of a local auto repair shop in connection with the disappearance of a Waterloo man and the discovery of a body near Highway 218.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.