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Parkersburg Tornado Damage

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Parkersburg Tornado Damage

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Parkersburg Tornado picture

My parents were on their way to Parkersburg on Sunday and took this picture of the tornado. This picture is from south of town.... Read More »

More Damage in New Hartford

The attached photos are from the tornado that went through the Beaver Hills Addition of New Hartford, Iowa May 25, 2008. New Hartford is 8.0 miles East of Parkersburg, Iowa and 18 miles Northwest of... Read More »

New Hartford Honors Tornado Victims

NEW HARTFORD - After destroying almost half of Parkersburg the tornado tore through New Hartford, killing two people. Family members had to run two miles on foot to 71-year-old Leasa Bleeker's home after... Read More »

Iowa Town Rebuilds, Says Twister's Scars Remain

PARKERSBURG - The tornado that tore the heart out of Parkersburg on May 25, 2008 was stronger than anything in Iowa in 32 years. But it wasn't strong enough to crush the spirit on this Butler County community. The... Read More »

Six Months Later: Parkersburg Tornado Claims Ninth Victim

DES MOINES - The number of people who died as a result of the May 2008 tornado in Parkersburg and surrounding area is now at nine. Parkersburg police confirm a 61-year-old woman from Parkersburg died... Read More »

Culver Sees Storm Damage, Attends Parkersburg Prayer Service

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... Read More »

Parkersburg Tornado: Stories of Survival

PARKERSBURG - TV9 has spoken with a large number of people who lived through the storms. We've spoken to people who hid under the stairs and that's all that was left standing, people who held onto a toilet... Read More »

In Their Own Words: Storm Chasers Reflect on Historic Tornado

After days of ominous signs that a severe weather outbreak was possible, May 25th, 2008 began with a lot of clouds and haze.  It was not the best weather for a possible chase and the Storm Prediction... Read More »

Black Hawk and Butler Disaster Areas

(DES MOINES) – This afternoon, Governor Chet Culver has issued a disaster proclamation for Blackhawk, Butler Counties after severe weather moved through the area earlier today. "Early reports indicate... Read More »

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