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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

Saturday, April 14, 2012 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Iowa State Patrol Assists in Storm Recovery Efforts in Union County

Creston, IOWA --- Late this evening a confirmed tornado struck the city of Creston, Iowa in Union County. The Iowa State Patrol, Union County Sheriff's Office, County Emergency Management Office, and local fire personnell continue their efforts to evaluate and respond to this weather event.

As of 10:00 PM this evening, emergency responders have confirmed a tornado hit the South West Iowa Community College. Additionally, storm dammage has affected the local hospital, necessitating an evacuation.

Members of the media should meet at the Union County Law Enforement Center, 302 N. Pone St., at 10:30 PM for a news briefing.




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