Long-Term Community Recovery Report, Parkersburg, Iowa, December 2008

(2008) Long-Term Community Recovery Report, Parkersburg, Iowa, December 2008. Rebuild Iowa Office


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At approximately 5pm on May 25, 2008, City of Parkersburger was struck by a powerful EF5 tornado, estimated to be three-quarters of a mile wide. As it moved across the southern half of the City, the tornado cased severe damage, destroying at least twenty businesses and over two hundred fifty homes along with city Hall and Aplington-Parkersburg High School. Numerous other homes, businesses and civic buildings were damaged. Approximately two weeks later, Beaver Creek was among the many Iowa streams to flood. While Parkersburg was not affected significantly by flooding, a number of properties were damaged, including Beaver Meadows Golf Course and a City park with athletic fields.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Parkersburg, Tornado, server weather
Subjects: Natural Disasters > Tornado
Natural Disasters
Business and industry
ID Code: 13131
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2012 14:27
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 14:27
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13131