Wednesday, May 28

Iowa Tornado Rated EF5

The tornado that ripped through Parkersburg Iowa and surrounding towns on Sunday has been rated an EF5.

Parkersburg High School

The last time a tornado of that magnitude hit Iowa was 32 years ago in the town of Jordon, June 13, 1976. While the tornado destroyed almost everything in it's path, there were no deaths.
Jordon Iowa 1976

The death toll for Sunday's tornado stands at 7 and approx. 50 people were injured. More than 300 homes were completely destroyed and another 100 sustained severe damage.
This year 110 people have been killed by tornadoes in the US making it the deadliest in over a decade.

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