Culver Sees Storm Damage, Attends Parkersburg Prayer Service

Iowa's Governor Chet Culver passes the phone to a woman who lost her home in Sunday's tornado in Parkersburg. She had a chance to speak to President Bush on the governor's cell phone Monday.


By Becky Ogann

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Chet Culver will tour storm damage and attend a prayer service for victims of the Parkersburg tornado.

Culver's first stop will be Thursday afternoon in Lamont, where he'll see the damage in the Buchanan County town. The governor then will tour storm damage in the nearby town of Hazleton.

Culver will end his visit by attending a 7 p.m. prayer service for victims of the tornado, held at a church in Parkersburg.

Seven people were killed and about 50 injured by a tornado that swept through the area Sunday afternoon. The tornado had winds topping 200 mph.


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