Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Parkersburg, Ia.



Update: mgreene asked about the recent tornado we had in Iowa. On May 25th the town of Parkersburg was devasted by what is being called the second deadliest tornado in our states history. The last count I heard was that eight people had lost their lives. Parkersburg is located 121 miles away from Des Moines



The tornado moved between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. from Aplington to New Hartford to the north side of Waterloo and then into Dunkerton, according to Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Parkersburg bore the brunt of the severe weather with 93 mile an hour winds. At least 150 to 200 houses were destroyed.





We have crews hard at work from our Waterloo office rebuilding Cable TV to the town.




But sadly, there is not much left of it...



5 comments:

Chris said...

I'm stunned....thanks for sharing a little perspective. :-)

MikeF. said...

Our local Democrat and Chronical had an overhead photo of the aftermath. I was at a loss for words when I saw it. My heart goes out to everyone affected by it.

Matt said...

I'm watching weather channel right now. Very sad.

Rae! said...

Holy Cats!!!!

Joggerblogger said...

:-(