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Rudd Takes Hit from Rare December Tornado

The community of Rudd was hit Wednesday night by a rare December tornado.

Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Drew Mitchell says a tornado struck Rudd and says several power lines are down and the water treatment plant was also hit. Mitchell says residents can expect to be without power and water for a few days. Mitchell adds that several trees were downed and some buildings were heavily damaged. 

The EMA asks non-residents to avoid the area, but asks that anyone willing to help with the clean up to report to the Rudd fire department Thursday morning at 9 am.

Because of the tornado damage, Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School is closed today, however, Superintendent Todd Liechty says the school building will be open at 7 a.m. for those wishing to use shower facilities and breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The school is also providing lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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