Tornadoes Kill Six In Midwest

An EF 3 tornado with wind speeds as high as 145 mph completely leveled a Boy Scout camping area in western Iowa. During the event four Boy Scouts died and up to 48 were injured. At the campsite, a pickup truck had been tossed on its side and tree limbs rested on top of the Scouts' tents. After the storm ended the Scouts put their first-aid training to use by applying tourniquets and gauze to the injured. Some began digging victims from the rubble of a collapsed fireplace. Others broke into an equipment shed to get chainsaws and other tools, and began clearing fallen trees from a road. The 93 boys, all elite Scouts attending a week long leadership training session, had taken part in a mock emergency drill with 25 staff members just a day before the tornado struck.

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  • by oreo Location: washington on Aug 19, 2008 at 06:29 AM
    it is devistating that you have to hear people being killed by tornados and rip currents ect. you think that you have been through it all no you have'nt been through it all. think of the motheres and the fatheres and the familes of the 4 boys who got killed! yes i know and i'm sure that you have had a loved one die. but of a torndao?!?! very unlikely... but just think one day that might happen to you or a loved one. so put the families that have lost there child and relitive. thankyou,oreo.

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