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About 75 Percent of Tiny Thurman, Iowa Destroyed by Possible Tornado [View all]

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Source: Associated Press


200 people in Thurmond, Iowa, evacuated after tornado strike, state emergency management official tells CNN. http://t.co/CKkMb8a5

Mayor: 90 Percent Of Thurman Damaged

POSTED: 8:16 pm CDT April 14, 2012
UPDATED: 10:33 pm CDT April 14, 2012

THURMAN, Iowa -- The mayor of Thurman says there's not much left in the southwest Iowa town. Rescue crews spend much of the evening pulling people from their homes.

The damage is hard to believe, but even more unbelievable is that no one was seriously injured in the storm.

The Fremont County Sheriff said about 100 people have been displaced after an apparent tornado ripped through the town.

A massive piece of metal blocking Larry Hill's refrigerator blew in just before dinner.

Read more: http://www.ketv.com/news/30894456/detail.html#ixzz1s5T7fCtG

Iowa town severely damaged by possible tornado

Published April 14, 2012
Associated Press

THURMAN, Iowa Officials say a small western Iowa community has been severely damaged by a possible tornado.

Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius told The Associated Press on Saturday that about 75 percent of the town of Thurman was destroyed.

He said there were no injuries and no deaths in the town of about 250 people.

Crecelius said the town was on lockdown Saturday night and wasn't letting anyone in. He said town officials and residents expect to start cleaning up on Sunday.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/14/iowa-town-severely-damaged-by-possible-tornado/#ixzz1s5TVjjQa

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