The storms caused damage in Tipton, Iowa, tipping a car over and pulling a tree up by the roots.
But residents were out, coming together to clean up the mess.
"This is the heartland of Iowa," Tipton resident Rod Daebelliehn said. "This is how Iowans work. Now myself, I'm not up to health standards to do what I want to do but I can help and everybody helps. It's just wonderful."
City officials say they are working to reopen blocked streets.