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.