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Assessing Sunday's Storm Damage

BLAIRSTOWN, IA(CBS 2/FOX 28)- Corridor residents came together after the Sunday violent storms left behind their mark.

"The community comes together," Daniella Schulte said. She works in Blairstown and said folks in the area are willing to help.

"Everyone's out and of course you have the people who are out and want to help and pick up limbs."

One Blairstown farmer lost his shed to the storm. He told CBS 2 news that the storm carried the shed debris into the power lines and then across the road around 2:30 PM, Sunday.

About 4:30 PM, Alliant Energy accessed the damage and he said his power was restored by 10:30 PM Sunday night. There have been no other reports of power down in Blairstown.

Schulte says her dad saw the debris fly. "He said it looked like it blew up. You don't see that everyday."

Benton County wasn't the only area hit by this storm.

"Last night we had some type of electrical storm, apparently took off our phone system," Tom Brase, The Johnson County SEATS Director.

The Johnson County SEATS program lost their phone lines and power leaving dozens of disabled people without easy access to transportation Monday.

Brase says this hasn't happened before but employees do have a plan 'B'.

"We do have a back up online scheduling," he said.

All power lines were restored for the Johnson County SEATS program Monday afternoon.

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