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Derecho-devastated Iowans wonder when more help will come: ‘This is beyond us’

In 2008, residents of Iowa waited a day for a major disaster declaration when an EF-5 tornado struck Parkersburg. That twister cut through Black Hawk and Butler counties, killed nine people and injured dozens. It destroyed nearly 200 homes, totaling several millions of dollars in damages.  President George W. Bush granted then-Gov. Chet Culver’s disaster […]