Destruction and Recovery in Images

T-R PHOTO By HANS MADSEN
Workers clean up debris at the JBS meat packing plant in Marshalltown on July 20.
T-R PHOTO By EMILY BLOBAUM A rail car weighing over 60,000 pounds was overturned in tornado that hit the JBS meat packing plant in Marshalltown on July 19.
Wheels belonging to a semi truck lie in a JBS parking lot on July 20, following a tornado the day before.
Battered window blinds hang in a Lennox building following a tornado that hit Marshalltown on July 19.
Debris litters the Lennox campus following a tornado that ripped through Marshalltown on July 20.
Insulation clings to a fence after a tornado ripped through the Lennox campus in Marshalltown on July 19.
Debris litters the Lennox campus following a tornado that ripped through Marshalltown on July 20.
An uprooted tree leans against a house at the corner of North 7th St and Veterans Blvd on July 20.
A building in downtown Marshalltown sustained heavy damage following a tornado that ripped through the area on July 19.
A clock tower-less Marshall County Courthouse is seen through a battered American flag on July 20.
The Marshall County Courthouse clock reads 4:39 on July 20, the time that a tornado ripped through Marshalltown the day before.
An American flag is posted in a pile of rubble in downtown Marshalltown on July 20.
Remnants of the Marshall County Courthouse's clock tower lie on the ground after a tornado ripped through Marshalltown on July 19.
A piece of wood pierced a car windshield during a tornado that hit Marshalltown on July 19.
A car windshield is cracked after a tornado ripped through Marshalltown on July 19.
T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BLOBAUM The JBS distribution center sustained damage from the July 19 tornado that hit Marshalltown.
An oil containment storage building was destroyed during a tornado that ripped through Marshalltown on July 19. The building was just over a year old.
T-R PHOTO By ADAM SODDERS
T-R PHOTO By ADAM SODDERS
Submitted by Dan Runner
Submitted by Dan Runner
Submitted by Dan Runner
Submitted by Dan Runner
Submitted by Laurie Johnson DeMeyer
Submitted by Dayana Chavarria
Submitted by Dayana Chavarria
Submitted by Laura Ambriz

We’ll be sharing photos of the devastation from the tornado online as they become available with limited power and cell phone reception.

We invite our readers to send us images and their stories on our Facebook page. Our website will continue to be updated as new information about recovery efforts become available.

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