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new mexico says ... on Monday, Jul 18 at 9:21 AM
We use to live there in Vinton and I miss that town with all the trees, but I understand that 75% of the trees are gone I can't imagine that! I am so glad that no one was hurt or even killed. prayers go out to all.
Emi says ... on Wednesday, Jul 13 at 11:11 AM
All of the area around Pizza Hut is destroyed except for the Kingdom Hall. Hopefully, none of the damage to the businesses in Vinton is permanent, because it would destroy the town economically.
Jazzy says ... on Tuesday, Jul 12 at 10:13 AM
Jolly's seems to be okay, and the sirens DID go off...till the power went out and it knocked out the sirens. It is a disaster, but remember, town only got a little, the people in the country got the worst:(
camille says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 9:02 PM
my family lives right thier in vinton as soon as i heard about this i tryed to call my mother and my sisters but couldnt get though so i rushed out to make sure they where fine. i was glad my family was fine.
Marlene says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 2:26 PM
I pray for my sweet hometown where some of the nicest people I've ever known live! I pray that everyone is safe. God Bless my town and the people within.
Andrew Usher says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 1:08 PM
My hometown is destroyed!
Pizza The Hut says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 12:24 PM
Oh no! My home is destroyed!
Liv says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 11:44 AM
Does anyone know if Jolly's Pizza is okay?
Liv says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 11:43 AM
zadie says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 11:36 AM
Just ate there last night with the family :(
gypsywoman72 says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 11:34 AM
Sirens went off in Cedar Rapids. Glad everyone's okay.
SPG says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 10:58 AM
Eric--WMT just reported the the hospital is operational, but things such as dialysis or therapy are closed. ER is open and the rest of the hospital is running.
Eric says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 10:53 AM
Anybody hear about Vinton's hospital (Virginia Gay)? Is it up and running?
Judy says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 10:40 AM
I hope everyone is ok and insured.
Mo says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 10:18 AM
How bad is the damage to the surrounding buildings near the Pizza Hut?
CAM says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 10:11 AM
Prayers go out to everyone in my home state!
JPKittee says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 9:53 AM
Looks like they should put something around the pizza hut so it doesn't happen again. They have a lot of cleaning up to do, and with the continuing weather today and heat it will make it even worse. Hope no-one was hurt in the storms there.
Becky says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 9:43 AM
I never heard any sirens, but I did go sit in my bathroom after hearing things hitting my apartment.
ashley says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 9:10 AM
the sirens didnt go off in vinton, which was bad for some of us who ive in an upstairs apartment. vinton is a disaster
Jah says ... on Monday, Jul 11 at 8:56 AM
Some were upset for the sirens going off because of wind, but I am grateful after seeing these photos.
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