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Let’s Talk Pella – Witnesses Respond to Tornadoes Wrath at Vermeer

Posted: Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider


On today’s program, we talk with individuals who were among the first from outside of Vermeer Corporation to witness the damage wrought by an EF-3 tornado firsthand.

Elise Beukelman was driving on 240th Place toward Vermeer (video above), soon after she was able to see a large tornado cross over the Vermeer Mile.

Pella Hy-Vee Store Director Derek Sparks spent his Thursday evening and a good portion of his Friday providing food and water to first responders on scene.