A TORNADO devastated Madison County, Iowa, on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
At least six victims were named as a result of the storm.
Who Are the Victims of the Iowa Tornado?
A tornado near Des Moines, Iowa killed at least six people in three different homes.
Among the victims is 63-year-old Melissa Bazley; 64-year-old Rodney Clark; 72-year-old Cecilia Lloyd; 37-year-old Michael Bolger; five-year-old Kenley Bolger; and two-year-old Owen Bolger.
“I think that’s the worst thing anyone’s seen in a long time,” said Diogenes Ayala, Madison County’s director of emergency management.
Search and rescue operations have been halted and officials have gone to assess shelters, officials said.
“Let the people who live there, let them clean up, give them some space. This is quite devastating to our community,” Ayala added at the time.
“Give people time to heal. Keep our community in your prayers tonight.”
When was the Iowa tornado?
On Saturday, March 5, 2022, a deadly tornado swept through Iowa.
The tornado struck southwest of Winterset (near Des Moines) at 4:30 p.m. local time.
An initial estimate by the National Weather Service’s Des Moines office shows that it was an EF3 tornado.
Wind speeds reached at least 136 miles per hour.
Officials estimated that 25-30 homes were destroyed.
Significant damage was reported south and east of Chariton, with damage also reported in Red Haw State Park.
The County Conservation Building at Pin Oak Marsh was destroyed.
What is a tornado?
Tornadoes are narrow wind tunnels that form from a thunderstorm and touch the ground.
Known to be incredibly violently rotating columns of air, they can be particularly dangerous due to the lack of wind visibility.
When a condensing well of water droplets, dust, and debris forms, a tornado becomes visible to the human eye.
A tornado warning is issued by local weather forecasters from the NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in an area where a tornado has been sighted.
If you are alerted to a tornado warning, you should seek shelter immediately.
If a storm shelter is not available, people are advised to find a spot in their homes away from windows, usually in the basement or a bathroom.
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