DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to April 23rd of 1948, we arrive at a very historic severe weather event in Iowa state history. It was during this event that a three block long section was devastated at the edge of Ionia, Iowa in Chickasaw County by what was estimated as an F4 tornado. Six homes and a church were leveled, and nine other homes were severely damaged. Two deaths occurred in the collapse of the Huffman Implement Store. Overall, the tornado killed five people and injured 25. It goes without saying that this was a very historic weather event which profoundly impacted many people living across sections of northeastern Iowa. To learn more about this particular severe weather event, click the following link.
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