Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 26, 2008

Powerful Storms Kill 8 in Iowa and Minnesota

Damage caused by the storm in Hugo, Minn., where one young child was reported killed.Jim Mone/Associated Press

At least eight people were killed as powerful storms swept across Iowa and Minnesota on Sunday, causing tornadoes, hail, lightning and heavy wind and rain. Five of the deaths were reported in Parkersburg, Iowa, left.hoto: Matthew Putney/The Waterloo Courier, via Associated Press
In Hugo, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul, a swift storm damaged about four dozen homes, the city administrator, Mike Ericson, said. A 2-year-old child was killed, and the child’s sibling and parents were hospitalized, said Sheriff Bill Hutton of Washington County.Photo: Jim Mone/Associated Press
In all, seven deaths were reported in Iowa. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had those kinds of injuries and deaths reported,” said David L. Miller, administrator for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Photo: Matthew Putney/The Waterloo Courier, via Associated Press
Witnesses said that parts of Parkersburg, particularly on the town’s south side, were reduced to rubble when a tornado touched down just after 5 p.m. Firefighters looked for survivors.Photo: Matthew Putney/The Waterloo Courier, via Associated Press
At least 50 people were injured in the storms. In Parkersburg, a town of about 1,000 residents in a rural area of northeastern Iowa, firefighters took a woman to a nearby high school for medical care.Photo: Matthew Putney/The Waterloo Courier, via Associated Press
Firefighters search a home damaged by the storm in Parkersburg, Iowa.
Julie Rottinghaus looked at the damage to her farm in Dunkerton, Iowa, where another tornado hit.Photo: Scott Mussell/The Waterloo Courier, via Associated Press
Residents reported a tornado touching down in the area, but that had not been confirmed by the National Weather Service.Photo: Jim Mone/Associated Press

Powerful Storms Kill 8 in Iowa and Minnesota

DES MOINES, Iowa 26 Mei 2008 16:39pm (AP) — Powerful storms packing large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes made for a deadly Memorial Day weekend across the nation’s midsection, killing at least seven people in Iowa and a 2-year-old child in Minneapolis.

Iowa Homeland Security administrator Dave Miller said seven people were killed Sunday by a tornado in northeast Iowa — five from Parkersburg, a town of about 1,000 some 80 miles northeast of Des Moines — 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 — particularly the town’s south side — were reduced to rubble, including most of the town’s high school and homes. In the Des Moines area, there was heavy rain and lightning Sunday night with wind gusts of 70 mph.

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver issued a disaster proclamation for Black Hawk, Buchanan and Butler counties, a move that helps coordination between state and local authorities.

The storms came after three days of violent weather across the nation. Rural Oklahoma was battered Saturday and storms in Kansas a day earlier killed at least two people there. …more

By HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press Writer

-AP

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Tujuh terbunuh, ribut petir landa bahagian tengah AS

26/05/2008 4:37pm

DES MOINES 26 Mei –(Utusan Malaysia) Ribut petir yang membawa hujan batu dan puting beliung melanda bahagian tengah Amerika Syarikat (AS) semalam menyebabkan sekurang-kurangnya lapan orang terkorban dan puluhan kediaman rosak.

Pentadbir Keselamatan Dalam Negeri Iowa, Dave Miller berkata, tujuh daripada mangsa itu terbunuh dalam puting beliung di timur laut Iowa – lima di Parkersburg, 129 kilometer ke timur laut bandar ini dan dua di New Hartford yang terletak berdekatan.

Sekurang-kurangnya 50 orang lain dilaporkan cedera.

“Sesekali berlaku kematian walaupun kami mempunyai sistem amaran.

“Namun tujuh kematian adalah suatu yang luar biasa kerana sudah lama kami tidak mengalami kecederaan dan kematian sebanyak itu,” kata Miller.

Saksi melaporkan beberapa kawasan di Parkersburg hanya tinggal runtuhan bangunan, termasuk sebahagian besar rumah dan sekolah tinggi di pekan itu.

Puting beliung juga melanda pekan Dunkerton dan tempat lain di Daerah Black Hawk, dan banyak rumah dilaporkan musnah atau rosak.

Gabenor Iowa, Chet Culver mengisytiharkan keadaan darurat di Black Hawk dan dua daerah lain, bagi memudahkan penyelarasan antara pihak berkuasa negeri dan tempatan.

Sekurang-kurangnya 20 orang belum dapat dikesan di Minnesota selepas ribut petir melanda kawasan Hugo di pinggir bandar raya St. Paul, yang merosakkan hampir 50 buah rumah.

Seorang kanak-kanak berusia dua tahun terbunuh dan saudaranya cedera parah dan dibawa ke Hospital Regions di St. Paul. – AP


Responses

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