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Aftermath of Parkersburg Tornado (Full Program) (Episode 162)

posted on May 28, 2008

The Iowa Journal takes a look at the aftermath of the tornado that struck Parkersburg Iowa. The May 25th (2008) storm has been declared the strongest tornado the state has seen in more than 30 years. With wind speeds of more than 200 mph, the storm left 43 miles of destruction behind it. Seven Iowans were killed in the storm, and the damage to this Iowa community is significant. Studio guests include: Barry Campbell, Mid-America Energy, and David Miller, Director of Iowa Homeland Security News analyst is Dave Pitt, from the Associated Press. Paul Yeager hosts. (27:46)

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