That's about one km away ...

Menards off of Highway 1 in Iowa City

So, we've made it through the big blow unscathed. I went in to town for a discussion group, but that was partially an excuse to gawk at the damage. On the way home, from the moving bus, I got a photo of the damage that occurred closest to our house. This would be the Menards that was the focus of most of last night's newscasts. This is about one km from our place.

Most everyone we know we've heard from. For all the damage downtown, it sounds like there was very little in terms of people that were hurt. Pretty much the best news that one could hope for, though it is a shame about all the damaged landmark buildings (i.e., anything except the Menards and the Wal-Mart).