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GREENFIELD IOWA BEGINS RECOVERY FROM TORNADO DESTRUCTION

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GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS DEBRIS IN GREENFIELD NEEDS TO BE STABILIZED BEFORE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER THE TOWN TO HELP RESIDENTS RECOVER FROM TUESDAY’S TORNADO STRIKE.

THE GOVERNOR IS HOPING TO HAVE DAMAGE ESTIMATES COMPLETED BY THURSDAY, SO SHE CAN SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION THAT WOULD TRIGGER FEDERAL AID.

GREENFIELD4 OC…….:AS WELL.” :08

THE GOVERNOR SAYS FOUR INJURED PEOPLE WERE FLOWN OUT OF GREENFIELD ON HELICOPTERS TO AREA HOSPITALS TUESDAY NIGHT, BUT SHE CAN’T CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED OR INJURED.

GREENFIELD5 OC……….:WE REPORT ON.” :11

THERE’S A 10 A.M. TO 7 A.M. CURFEW IN GREENFIELD AND PEOPLE HAVE TO SHOW PROOF THEY HAVE A GREENFIELD ADDRESS IN ORDER TO ENTER THE COMMUNITY.

JOHN COOPER, ADAIR COUNTY’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR, SAYS THAT’S AN ELEMENT OF THEIR COORDINATED SEARCH TO CONFIRM INJURIES AND DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY.

GREENFIELD6 OC……THAT INFORMATION OUT.” :11

REYNOLDS SPOKE WITH REPORTERS AFTER VISITING GREENFIELD WEDNESDAY MORNING AND SAID IT APPEARS THE DAMAGE IN GREENFIELD IS WORSE THAN WHAT SHE SAW IN MINDEN, WHERE 40 PERCENT OF HOMES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY A TORNADO A MONTH AGO:

GREENFIELD7 OC………SEE IT, THE DEVASTATION.” :16

REYNOLDS PRAISED THE WORK OF METEOROLOGISTS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR ADVANCE NOTICE OF TUESDAY’S DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

GREENFIELD8 OC……..HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING.” :23

REYNOLDS ALSO THANKED GREENFIELD’S HOSPITAL STAFF FOR THEIR RESPONSE TO THE TORNADO AFTER IT DAMAGED THEIR FACILITY.

THEY ESTABLISHED A MAKE-SHIFT TRIAGE CENTER AT GREENFIELD’S LUMBER YARD TO TREAT PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED AND SET UP THE TRANSFERS FOR PEOPLE WHO NEEDED TREATMENT IN A HOSPITAL.

THE STATE EDUCATION DIRECTOR HAS ISSUED A WAIVER, SO THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL YEAR IS OFFICIALLY OVER.

THE NODAWAY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN GREENFIELD IS SERVING AS AN EMERGENCY SHELTER AND FIELD HOSPITAL FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INJURED DURING CLEAN-UP.

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