Prairieburg Recovering from Tornado Damage

The Red Cross has been working in Prairieburg since Wednesday night, helping the small Linn County community recover from the large tornado that moved through town.

Disaster responders are in Prairieburg working with the Salvation Army to provide food to affected families. A Red Cross emergency response vehicle has been driving through storm-damaged neighborhoods, delivering food, water and clean-up supplies.

Disaster workers have also provided food and drinks to 65 responders who are helping in Linn County. 

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says Prairieburg took the hardest hit from the tornado. A woman was taken to the hospital with what authorities believed were non-life-threatening injuries when the roof of her garage collapsed on her. A roof was also ripped off a home at 306 East Main Street. Nagel Grain just south of Prairieburg was severely damaged, along with semis and other vehicles that were toppled. Several trees and power lines were also destroyed.

Authorities were restricting access into the town of Prairieburg on Thursday.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says one of their storm survey teams were out surveying the tornado damage on Thursday. We’ll pass their findings on to you when they are released.

(top photo courtesy of KCRG-TV9/Kim Moorman – taken from Highway 13 between Coggon and Central City; middle photo courtesy of Katie Heady – taken in Prairieburg of Nagel Grain facility; bottom photos courtesy of Cody Hunter – taken in Prairieburg area)