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Remembering a Deadly Tornado

Photo showing a white Parkersburg, Iowa ambulance with an artwork insignia showing a red tornado and reading 'May 25, 2008, EF-5, 4:59 p.m., In Remembrance.'  Ten years after an EF-5 tornado devastated the city on May 25, 2008, the city's ambulances and fire trucks still carry the message.

Parkersburg, IA, June 15, 2018 - A remembrance insignia still flanks ambulances and fire trucks in Parkersburg 10 years after a deadly EF-5 tornado slammed into the central Iowa communiity of 1,900. Seven were killed, more than 71 injured and more than one-third of the ciity destroyed on May 25, 2008. Today, the communiity has rebuilt and continues to grow. FEMA was among the federal agencies that provided assistance to individuals and the local govnerment to rebuild. Photo by Barb Sturner/FEMA.

Photo by Barb Sturner - Jun 15, 2018 - Location: Parkersburg , Iowa
Last Updated: July 9, 2018