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-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Jim Winters, Rogers Sports Complex superintendent, explains the damage that strong thunderstorms caused to a large utility shed at the complex Tuesday night. The storms ripped the siding off the shed shown here, Winters said Wednesday afternoon. Strong winds blew the siding to a nearby baseball field, according to Winters. Lawn mowers, tools, and other equipment used to take care of the park are stored in the shed. Maintenance crews were already working to replace the siding Wednesday.
-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson The Messenger reporter Hans Madsen works to complete a story on a battery powered laptop Tuesday night after Fort Dodge lost power around 9 p.m. during a severe thunderstorm. He required a flashlight to read his notes.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Justin Mikos looks over a piece of fallen ceiling Wednesday morning as water continues to pour into Mikos and Mikes Furniture store after the a large section of the roof was damaged in Tuesday night's storm.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen A crew from Jensen Builders prepare to remove a section of the roof at Mikos and Matt Furniture Wednesday afternoon. The damage allowed extensive flooding of the store's interior.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen A crew from Jensen Builders removes a damaged section of the roof at Mikos and Mikes Furniture 3336 Fifth Ave. S. Wednesday morning after it was damaged in Tuesday night's storm.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Mikos and Matt Furniture owner Mike Mikos works in his office Wednesday morning using a hat mounted flashlight. A large section of the store's roof was torn apart Tuesday night which resulted in the interior of the store flooding.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen A Jensen Builders worker is reflected in water on the floor of Mikos and Matt Furniture Wednesday morning as they work to remove a damaged section of the roof. A large section of the store's showroom had standing water in it Wednesday.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen A bike stands undamaged at the Heather and Anthony Baadke home in the 1600 block of North 23rd Street Wednesday morning after two large trees fell on it during Tuesday night's storm. Branches of the trees went through the roof and into the family's living room.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Ashley Robinson, of Fort Dodge, looks over her visiting friend's car Wednesday morning after it was struck by a falling tree limb Tuesday night while she was driving south in the 300 block of North 19th Street.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Brad Baade stands among the fallen tree limbs in his driveway at 1902 Second Ave. N. Wednesday morning. The tree limbs also took down his power supply and smashed part of a fence.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Natalie Nordstrom takes a photo of her family's home at North 16th Street and Fourth Avenue Wednesday morning among the many fallen tree limbs in the yard and on the house.
-Messenger photo Hans Madsen Park of the pump canopy at the YesWay at Second Avenue North and 22nd Street was blown down Tuesday night in the high winds that also knocked out power to most of Fort Dodge. The station was closed for the day.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen This car, at 1608 Third Ave. N. was crushed by a falling tree. There were a number of vehicles crushed by falling trees throughout Fort Dodge.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen MidAmerican Energy apprentice lineman Dylan Newton, at left, along with supervisor Kyle Hagaman work on repairing power lines in the 300 block of South 15th Street Wednesday morning. Crews were busy most of the day restoring power to Fort Dodge.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen MidAmerican Energy apprentice lineman Dylan Newton, at left, along with supervisor Kyle Hagaman work on repairing power lines in the 300 block of South 15th Street Wednesday morning. Crews were busy most of the day restoring power to Fort Dodge.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen MidAmerican Energy apprentice lineman Dylan Newton, at left, along with supervisor Kyle Hagaman work on repairing power lines in the 300 block of South 15th Street Wednesday morning. Crews were busy most of the day restoring power to Fort Dodge.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen MidAmerican Energy apprentice lineman Dylan Newton, at left, along with supervisor Kyle Hagaman work on repairing power lines in the 300 block of South 15th Street Wednesday morning. Crews were busy most of the day restoring power to Fort Dodge.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Will Gormally, with the City of Fort Dodge, picks up a few of the broken branches on the ground in Reynolds Park Wednesday morning.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen A sheet metal roof, formerly on the building in the background, lays on the ground Wednesday morning at W.S.L. Storage on North Second Avenue.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Maintenance workers at the Nestle Purina plant put a large piece of plastic sheeting over a hole left in their plant when high winds tore off the siding Tuesday night.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen The Messenger reporter Chad Thompson works on his battery powered laptop Tuesday night to complete his story on the storm that knocked out power to most of Fort Dodge.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen The steeple of St. Paul Lutheran church was blown off Tuesday night during the high winds that accompanied a severe thunderstorm that moved through the area. The top portion ended up on the building's roof.
-Messenger photo by Joe Sutter After working from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. clearing branches out of the roads for the city, Jon Kern sees to his own branches. His chainsaw had gone dull, Kern said, leaving him with the manual option.
-Messenger photo by Joe Sutter Joe Casey, left, and Troy Porter, who both work for the FDCSD, clean up fallen branches outside Butler Elementary School. Casey said he now has a trampoline in his backyard that wasn't there before.
-Messenger photo by Joe Sutter Multiple stop lights, like this one at First Avenue South and 15th Steet, were damaged in the storm.
-Messenger photo by Joe Sutter Here is the church, where is the steeple? St. Paul Lutheran Church was damaged in the storm Tuesday night, with the steeple coming to rest on the church's roof. The Rev. Al Henderson said he was afraid he was going to find it on the street in the next block.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Chris Raymond, a worker with Arbor Pro Tree Service, uses a rake to clean off part of a roof at a home at Seventh Avenue North and North Third Street. A tree had fallen on the house in a storm Tuesday evening.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Reggie Simmons carries his downspout, which was ripped off his house during Tuesday night's storm, just behind St. Paul Lutheran Church, on Fourth Avenue South.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Workers remove a window that was shattered during Tuesday night's storm at Iowa Central Community College's campus.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Reilly Murphy, 5, helps his family clean sticks and branches that had blown onto their property.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari MidAmerican Energy crews work to repair a power line that snapped in half during Tuesday night's storm.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Removed rooftop air conditioning units sit next to the Hanson Center, a part of Decker Auditorium, on the Iowa Central Community College campus.
-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari John Robbins cleans out the gutters on his roof, located on Country Club Court. Robbins said he and his family spent about an hour in their basement Tuesday evening, worrying a tornado would hit.

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