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Video captures tornado ripping through northwestern Iowa

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 7:50am MDT

Saturday evening the stage was set for severe weather across the nation’s heartland and Mother Nature came through in spades.  More than a dozen tornadoes were reported as were scores of significant hail events.

Despite the number of events most resulted in little damage.  However one tornado, by some accounts as big as three quarters of a mile wide, struck the town of Mapleton, Iowa.  This massive wedge tornado struck at 7:21 CDT and caused significant damage in the town.

The video below was captured by storm chasers as they tracked the dangerous tornado.

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