Tornado Hits Western Iowa Town; No Injury Details

The National Weather Service says the western Iowa town of Mapleton has been hit hard by a tornado.

Tornado Hits Western Iowa Town; No Injury Details

The National Weather Service says the western Iowa town of Mapleton has been hit hard by a tornado.

Meteorologist Van DeWald says the town of about 1,200 people received "quite a bit of damage" from the Saturday night tornado.

A Monona County Sheriff's dispatcher says authorities blocked access to Mapleton except to emergency crews because of the heavy damage.

The dispatcher, who declined to give her name, wouldn't give details about injuries.

The National Weather Service says the western Iowa town of Mapleton has been hit hard by a tornado.

Meteorologist Van DeWald says the town of about 1,200 people received "quite a bit of damage" from the Saturday night tornado.

A Monona County Sheriff's dispatcher says authorities blocked access to Mapleton except to emergency crews because of the heavy damage.

The dispatcher, who declined to give her name, wouldn't give details about injuries.

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