The Impact of the Parkersburg Tornado: On the Thursday, May 29 edition of The Iowa Journal
May 28, 2008
(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will examine the impact on the community of Parkersburg following the large tornado that hit the area Sunday. The program airs Thursday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, May 30 at 9:30 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.
The May 25 storm has been declared the strongest tornado the state has seen in more than 30 years. With wind speeds of more than 200 mph, the storm left 43 miles of destruction behind it. Seven Iowans were killed in the storm, and the damage to this Iowa community is significant.
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For immediate release:
May 28, 2008
For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications