Seven people were killed and dozens more injured as a storm ripped through a rural area in northeastern Iowa.
The storm, which hit about 5 p.m. Sunday, leveled the southern half of Parkersburg, a town of about 1,000 west of Waterloo. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado struck Parkersburg.
Iowa Homeland Security administrator Dave Miller says that of the seven dead, five were from Parkersburg and two were from nearby New Hartford. At least 50 injuries were reported.
Victims include a 2 year-old child, who is survived by his brother and parents who were also injured.