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GRAPHICS: Rudd, Iowa hit hard by Midwest storms

Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 1:55 AM CST
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UPDATE 12/16 (KTTC) -- The Floyd County Sherriff’s Office Facebook page shared a post from the Floyd County Iowa Emergency Management Agency Thursday morning to report that Rudd, Iowa was hit by a tornado Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service La Crosse also confirmed an EF1 tornado hit Rudd in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

Power lines and trees are down, and multiple buildings including the water treatment plant were heavily damaged.

As of Thursday morning, Rudd will be without power and water for a few days.

Officials are asking anyone who is willing to help with the clean up to report to the Rudd Fire Department Thursday morning.

The library in Rudd was one of the worst buildings hit by the storm.

KTTC’s Chief Meteorologist, Nick Jansen went to Rudd Thursday to see the aftermath of the storms.

Here is a look at how destructive the storm was on that library:

Rudd library damage
Rudd library damage(KTTC)
Rudd library damage
Rudd library damage(KTTC)

RUDD Iowa. (KTTC) – Floyd County, Iowa saw extensive storm damage Wednesday night. The Sheriff’s Office closed off roads to non-residents.

Road Closed sign just outside Rudd, Iowa
Road Closed sign just outside Rudd, Iowa(KTTC)

A message from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa:

“Please stay out of the Rudd and immediate area. There is wide-spread damage throughout entire town. Rudd is closed to non-residents. No assistance is needed at this time. Thankfully No injuries reported.

Please use caution elsewhere in count as many trees and powerlines down as well.”

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