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Mayor: Over Half of Iowa Town Damaged by Tornado

By GRANT SCHULTE – “A large tornado flattened a grain elevator and destroyed homes and buildings on its weekend rampage through the small western Iowa town of Mapleton. Authorities reported no serious injuries.

‘It was huge, just huge,’ said Thomas Mohrhauser, an attorney in the town of about 1,200 people. ‘It just kept getting bigger and bigger.’

Mohrhauser said the tornado appeared to be about a quarter-mile wide when it cut a northwest path through town Saturday evening.”  Read more.


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