Skip to comments.Multiple Tornadoes hit Iowa, extensive damage, many injuries
Posted on 05/21/2004 4:51:36 PM PDT by dusty99999
Large and powerful tornadoes have hit small towns in IA, reports of considerable damage and injuries just coming in. Tornado damage also reported in the Cedar Rapids area ealier today
THREE TORNADOES. NUMEROUS INJURIES. CONSIDERABLE PROPERTY DAMAGE.
HUMBOLDT IA BROADCAST MEDIA
HOMES DAMAGED AND INJURIES.
AT 631 PM RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM THAT HAS PRODUCED A TORNADO OVER BRADGATE...OR ABOUT 22 MILES NORTHWEST OF FORT DODGE...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
THE STORM WILL BE...
NEAR RUTLAND AROUND 635 PM... 4 MILES NORTH OF HUMBOLDT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AROUND 640 PM... 6 MILES SOUTH OF LIVERMORE AROUND 645 PM... 9 MILES SOUTH OF LU VERNE AROUND 650 PM... NEAR HARDY AROUND 655 PM AND 4 MILES SOUTH OF RENWICK AROUND 700 PM.
OTHER WARNING LOCATIONS INCLUDE BODE...HARDY...HUMBOLDT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...LIVERMORE...LU VERNE...OTTOSEN...RENWICK AND RUTLAND.
AT 627 PM A LARGE TORNADO REMAINED IN THE VICINITY OF BRADGATE
quite the storms around here i am in algona and have sister in Humbolt and sis-in-law in rolfe === tried both cell phones but no answer yet - hope all are ok.sounds like Rolfe got hit real badas did Bradgate-- it is said that there are no trees standing there
Yeah, we are over by Mallard. The West Bend spotters saw the thing south of WB on the ground. I don't know how far south of town they were though.
Anyway, the point of my post (my gosh, I'm rambling, I must be getting old) - is to say how in awe I am of our LEOs and firefighters who go out into the worst weather to keep an eye out for us.
Here's some more stories about Sheriff's Deputy Robert Jolley.
Yeah the fire and first responders really stepped up, as well as national guard and general citizens. That night, I heard on my hubby's pager our dispatch talking to county fire guys. They were there searching all houses, house to house to make sure all were accounted for. By around 10:00 that night, they had made sure everyone was ok. These guys and gals around here are ALL volunteers too, by the way!
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