For anyone concerned-we aren't close to the locations in Iowa that had the tornados last night. We did have a scary hour or so last night when the storm line moved through. We were at the head of the bow echo (if you're familiar with those) so we had LOTS of wind and LOTS of rain.... 2.8 inches of rain. 2.25 of that came in about 45 minutes with strong winds and intense lightening. The rain came out of the South, a direction we don't normally get driving rain from... so we re-discovered leaks that we thought we had fixed in the foundation. Fortunately, nothing was damaged by the water coming into the basement and except for an extra load or two of towels in the wash, it wasn't too traumatic.
The rain was so driven by wind that it actually blew up under the chimney cap and we had water leaking out of the bottom of the chimney and it looks like a little rain blew under the roof vents in the chicken coop... but all in all, we fared well. Not even any tree damage (thank goodness, we still have one downed tree from last year that we haven't touched). But, sadly, my pile of dirt for my herb spiral is now a pile of mud ;-)
If that's as bad as it gets... I'll take it and be thankful!
Hope others in the storm paths fared as well as we did!!