ISU offers online storm cleanup resources

storms (Journal photo by Lacey Newlin)

Iowans who are cleaning up from the recent bout of storms can find useful resources offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Deadly storms with multiple tornadoes were reported April 26, causing houses and buildings to be destroyed, with debris spread across streets and potentially into farm fields. Mike Witt, a field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach in west central Iowa, said the damage was severe but not necessarily widespread. Witt suggests landowners use good sense when deciding how much cleanup they can do on their own. First, they need to assess the severity of the damage and whether to contact their insurance agent.

ISU Extension and Outreach has multiple online resources available to help answer questions about storm-related recovery. For more information, visit