PARKERSBURG, Iowa — Severe thunderstorms packing large hail and tornadoes rumbled across the United States' midsection on Sunday, killing at least eight people and damaging dozens of homes, authorities said. Iowa Homeland Security administrator Dave Miller said seven of the dead were killed by a tornado in northeast Iowa — five from Parkersburg, 20 miles northwest of Waterloo, and two from nearby New Hartford. At least 50 injuries were reported. "Occasionally we have a death but we have warning system. Seven deaths. It's been a long time since we've had those kinds of injuries and deaths reported," Miller said. Witnesses reported parts of Parkersburg were reduced to rubble, including the town's high school and most of the homes. A tornado also struck just to the east in the nearby town of Dunkerton and elsewhere in Black Hawk County, where there were reports of homes damaged or destroyed. Dunkerton has fewer than 800 residents and New Hartford has about 700 people. . I posted this because it happen less then 20 miles from my home and the weatherman says it probably a F4 or F5 the strongest there is.
It was reported that the wind where I live was gusting at 93 mph.
wxman said... There have been 43 reports of tornadoes mostly in Iowa on Sunday..That was a destructive one..It's great that you were safe out there..though sad thing was there were casualties..My hopes and prayers for the fast and healthy recovery of the victims out there.. Pictures and More
BRUSSELS, Belgium — A large cargo plane crashed and broke apart close to a row of houses while trying to abort a takeoff Sunday at Brussels airport, authorities said. The Boeing 747-200 skidded to a halt in a field at the end of a runway around 1:30 p.m. (1130 GMT). Four of the five crew members on board the plane, operated by U.S.-based cargo carrier Kalitta Air, were slightly injured and were hospitalized, said Jan Van der Cruysse, spokesman at Brussels Airport. "The plane is very seriously damaged," he said. The aircraft cracked near the tail and by the wings when it slid 325 yards past the end of runway 20. The plane, full of fuel, stopped just five and a half yards from a rail line and 550 yards from houses on the edge of the town of Zaventem.
Cannabis blunder at Tokyo airport An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan's Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say. A customs officer hid a package of the banned narcotic in a side pocket of a randomly chosen suitcase in order to test airport security. Sniffer dogs failed to detect the cannabis and the officer could not remember which bag he had put it in. Anyone finding the package has been asked to contact customs officials. The cannabis is estimated at having a street value of nearly $10,000. . Car chase halts for 6yo A CAR being chased by police at high speed stopped to drop off a six-year-old girl at a house last night. The Sydney chase ended when the vehicle hit a power pole after its tires burst after hitting police road spikes. The 42-year-old driver of the Toyota Landcruiser drove for several kilometers with flat tires. Police said the driver stopped at a Mt Druitt address to drop the girl before taking off again. The chase lasted 40 minutes through Mt Druitt and Greystanes. The car crashed in Eastern Creek. The driver was charged with driving in a dangerous manner, being unlicensed, drunk driving and assaulting police.He will appear in Blacktown Court today. . Naked man jumps on cars in Avila Beach A naked man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of trying to have sex with a taxi cab in Avila Beach, authorities said. Cody Eugene Williams, 27, of El Dorado Hills, was found about 6:15 p.m. on First Street wearing only his birthday suit and simulating intercourse on the windshield of the cab, according to San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials. The cabbie was still inside the taxi, investigators said. Williams, reportedly intoxicated, also jumped on at least three other cars and broke a windshield, sheriff's officials said. Williams was booked at County Jail on suspicion of vandalism, indecent exposure and committing a lewd act. . Council fines boy £50 for letting balloon go Litter bosses have put the wind up a North teenager after hitting him with a £50 fine for releasing a balloon. Max Twizell, 16, was spotted by a council worker allowing it out of his hands at a charity event in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle.The lad has been told to pay a £50 fine or he will be hauled before magistrates. Max, of Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland, inflated the helium-filled balloon but let it spiral away without tying the end. "He has 28 days to pay and if not may face court action. To some people this may sound harshbut we believe that to create a cleaner, safer city we must send out a clear message that this will not be tolerated."
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