Couple Reunited With Wedding Photo Blown 90 Miles Away by Tornado

A couple has been reunited with their wedding photo after a tornado blew it 90 miles to a location two counties over in Iowa.

After the tornado ripped through their home and blew away many of their possessions, the Langenfelds probably did not expect to get to see their wedding photo again. And the odds were against them getting it back given that the print had blown almost 100 miles away to a different part of the state.

George Langenfeld and his wife live in Shelby County where their property received severe damage from a twister that tore through it last month. Their wedding photo blew all the way to Fonda in Pocahontas County.

But the treasured memory survived with a kind-hearted person finding it and then uploading it to a Facebook group dedicated to items lost in the tornado that happened on April 24.

A relative of the couple saw the post and reached out, with the story ending happily once returned to the Langenfelds.

“That is why I love the Midwest,” George Langenfeld tells KCCI 8 Des Moines. “People still help each other.”

The Facebook group where it was posted may be a place for lost items but scrolling through it is remarkable just how many of the objects are printed photos. In fact, nearly every post is a print with some people emotional once they see their memory has been salvaged.

It underlines how many printed photos are in residences across the United States and just how much people value them.

KCCI 8 Des Moines reports that FEMA is on the ground in the affected area meeting with people who have lost because of the tornado. County officials estimate that the twister did roughly $100,000 million in damage

Tornados Battering The Midwest

A series of violent tornados have hit Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska in recent weeks killing four people and injuring more than 300 others. PetaPixel reported on a harrowing video taken by a train conductor in Nebraska as a tornado directly struck his locomotive as well as a storm chaser capturing an “insane” video in Westmoreland, Kansas.

The University of Colorado recommends citizens that live in areas susceptible to tornadoes to use emergency notifications on phones and follow local meteorologists or National Weather Service accounts on social media.

Image credits: via KCCI 8 Des Moines