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Photos: Tornado totally destroys farm site in rural Sibley, Iowa

Rubble is all that remains of the home of Henry and Twila Bents of rural Sibley, Iowa, who survived the June 25, 2010 tornado by taking cover in their basement. (Kari Lucin/Daily Globe)

The farm site of Henry and Twyla Bents of rural Sibley, Iowa,

was struck hard by a tornado June 25, 2010. The house was totally destroyed, along with dozens of antique tractors and a lovingly-restored Corvette from the 1950s.

The couple survived the tornado virtually unharmed by staying in the basement, every corner of which was filled with rubble by the time the storm was over - except the tiny area occupied by Henry and Twyla themselves.