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It's been nearly a year since an EF3 tornado decimated Marshalltown. Dozens of homes and businesses are still flattened. Tonight, we hear the story of a local bike shop that found a silver lining in the storm.

"July 19th is one of our measurable busy days so we had a store full of employees and a store full of customers," says Matt Gerstandt, the owner of Black Tire Bike Co.

It was two days before the start of RAGBRAI and Black Tire Bike Co. in Marshalltown was buzzing with bikers.

But then the tornado sirens went off.

"We didn't know how scared we should be."

Gerstandtsays he and about half a dozen people huddled up in the basement and waited for the storm to pass. When he came upstairs, he couldn't believe what he saw.


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