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Iowa tornadoes leave seven dead, including two children

Tornadoes ripped through central Iowa on Saturday, leaving at least seven dead, including two children.

The state’s deadliest storm in over a decade, according to officials, downed trees and power lines, and damaged homes. The State Department of Natural Resources reported one person dead in an RV parked in a campground at Red Haw State Park in Chariton, Iowa.

Four others were injured and six others were killed in Madison County when a tornado touched down in Winterset, just outside Des Moines. The storms left about 10,000 customers without power at one point on Saturday, officials said. The storm is the deadliest since 2008, when a tornado killed 9 people in Parkersburg. 

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Madison County on Saturday. The proclamation “allows state resources to be utilized in Madison County to assist with response and recovery efforts.”

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEWSON6.COM

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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