CHERRY VALLEY -- After a night of storms ripping throughout Region 8, many folks woke up this Memorial Day to calmer skies. Sunday night's storms brought with it rain, lightning, and tornadoes...while most of us didn't have any noticeable damage...some people weren't so lucky.
Those who were close to the twister Sunday night were lucky. The storm damaged two homes, but destroyed farmer Mike Wood's office and grain bins. Wood wasn't here Sunday night because he's also the mayor of Cherry Valley--he was busy blowing the town's tornado siren.
Wood says a few years ago a tornado came through Cherry Valley and took out a shop that stood right where his office is. Now, he's not sure he'll try his luck a third time and says he plans to rebuild somewhere else. Friends, family and neighbors all pitched in today to help clean up the damage.