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Happy Moments Vol. 79: The bright side of the storm

After Iowa's Derecho, Iowans are sharing the moments before, during and after the storm that made them smile.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Maybe she knew what was coming, or maybe it was just a lucky guess. Anyway, it was a good save by Deanna of Des Moines. She picked all these flowers from her yard right before the storm hit. Better in vases in her home than scattered to the wind.

Credit: Deanna

It's been a few days, so maybe we can laugh now. A builder's outhouse tipped over in the hurricane level wind. This viewer from Grimes said it was a potential sticky situation. No thanks on that storm cleanup!

Credit: Local 5 viewer

And finally, storms tend to bring out the best in people...even little kids. 7 year-old Grayson Kohlwes was helping his grandmother, Carla, clear branches from her yard in Colo. He loaded up his gator and made several trips dropping debris off on the side of the road to be picked up by the city. It takes an army to clean up after a storm like that. Good job being a helper, Grayson! In a week of storm clouds...you are a Happy moment!