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‘Catastrophic’ Tornado Causes Massive Damage In Iowa Town

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‘Catastrophic’ Tornado Causes Massive Damage In Iowa Town

A large-scale tornado event has reportedly occurred in Marshalltown, Iowa, causing what some are describing as “catastrophic damage.” The National Weather Service has also confirmed that the area was struck by a large tornado that caused extensive structural damage to the area. As it stands, there are injuries, however, the extent of those reports remains unclear as the news continues to break.

The tornado was reported as touching down at 5 PM local time. Reports of cars missing and large structures having been demolished by the storm are backed up by images and video of the incredible damage.

UnityPoint’s Marshalltown facility posted the following message on their Facebook page shortly after the tornado passed.

“UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown was struck by a tornado at approximately 5 p.m. today, July 19, 2018. There are no patient or staff injuries reported within the hospital but the building did sustain structural damage. Therefore, we are evacuating patients to UnityPoint Health – Waterloo and UnityPoint Health – Grundy Center and are unable to take incoming patients. The ER will be open to help triage patients.”

Be sure to read my how to survive a tornado guide for more tornado safety facts.

Author: Jim Satney

PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.

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