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Denver storm clean up

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A storm ripped through Denver and Bremer County taking down trees and leaving some people without power. The storm swept through fast but still managed to cause a lot of damage. KWWL was in Denver today where people are busy cleaning up.

Strong winds and heavy rains blowing through Denver on Thursday.

"It's like the heavens exploded, it came from one direction and it was quite a directional rain. Hail, a high wind mix and then it switched directions and came the other way," said Deb Smith.

Locals are shocked at what they saw.

"Whether it was a twister or not it sure seemed like it with the way some of the trees snapped off, it was just a really scary thing," said Smith.

"I was wonder what had happened because it looked like there were piles of snow on the edge of the road and then it finally dawned on me that it was all hail," said Arlyn Ristau

Some people people say they've never seen anything like it.

"All the streets were basically littered with leaves and there were branches down and trees down I've never seen anything like it," said Ristau.

Loads of rubble were brought to the town's brush dump as people worked together to clean up the community.

"There's a lot of damage, but this is not even close to some of the major damage we've seen in the community and certainty witnessed that first hand in some of our major catastrophes how the community pulls together and definitely helps each other out," Mark Richmann, Denver Councilman.

MidAmerican energy reports 32 power outages in Denver, all regaining power within a two hour window.

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