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Tornado Kills Parkersburg Woman, Severely Injures Husband

PARKERSBURG - Arielle Meyer flew in from Texas when she heard about the EF5 tornado that hit her grandparents' house. The last time she saw them was Christmas. Meyer says, "The worst part was thinking... Read More »

Early Start to Summer after School Destroyed

PARKERSBURG - The Aplington-Parkersburg school district is trying to plan for the future. About 240 students attended Aplington-Parkersburg High School. This was supposed to be their final week of classes.... Read More »

Parkersburg Reflects on Fifth Anniversary & Oklahoma Tornado

PARKERSBURG, Iowa - The town has come a long way since the 2008 tornado ripped through the city, but some reminders of the storm still remain. This week marks the fifth anniversary of the EF5 tornado.... Read More »

Crews Working Overnight to Restore Power in Parkersburg

(PARKERSBURG) - Mid-American energy crews have been on the scene in Parkersburg since the tornado hit late Sunday afternoon. Many of the power lines leading into Parkersburg got knocked down or ripped... Read More »

State Disaster Assistance Information for Tornado Victims

PARKERSBURG - As the work to clean up the damage left behind from Sunday's tornado outbreak, state officials have released new information on those seeking disaster assistance. For those seeking assistance,... Read More »

American Red Cross Offers Storm Assistance, Asks Victims to Register Online

WATERLOO - The American Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter is assisting residents of Parkersburg, Dunkerton, Hazleton and New Hartford due to Sunday evening’s tornados. The American Red Cross has set up shelters... Read More »

Tornado Victim's Family Searches for Memories

NEAR NEW HARTFORD - One family of a tornado victim gathered to search for memories and mementos where he died on Sunday. Norman Beuthien, 48, of rural New Hartford died when the tornado struck his rural... Read More »

Boil Order Issued for Tornado-Torn Town of Parkersburg

(BUTLER COUNTY) - Emergency officials have issued a boil order for Parkersburg. That means residents there should not use water for consumption, cooking, or brushing teeth unless it has been boiled... Read More »


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