Tornado Recovery

Gov. Reynolds tours ravaged Marshalltown

Gov. Kim Reynolds visited with community leaders at the Marshalltown Fire Department Headquarters Friday afternoon and she later toured the city to see the tornado damage firsthand. “When you bring in businesses and you bring in Iowans — I have seen high school kids, baseball players and ...

Hanging on by a thread

When Ashley Thomas emerged from the rubble, climbing the top of her basement steps to reach the main floor, she found her childhood home completely leveled. “My husband helped me upstairs and my brain just couldn’t take it. There was nothing,” she said. All that remains of her property ...

No deaths or serious injuries, still making area safe

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer reported no known casualties on Friday morning. At that time, only minor injuries had been reported. Pam Delagardello, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health - Waterloo region, reported that the Marshalltown hospital, UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown, had taken a ...

Update: ‪Marshalltown Police announced a 9 p.m. curfew tonight.

Marshalltown Police announced a 9 p.m. curfew tonight. They are advising people to get off the streets and go home or find place to stay so that emergency crews can get through. ‬ The T-R was in the effected area. We are heading to Tama to put the paper out and will post online updates as ...

Community rallies to provide resources to victims

A variety of resources are available to those affected by the tornado that came through Marshalltown. Here are some of them. The Red Cross established the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA as Friday’s emergency shelter for those displaced by the tornado. Thursday night, the Red Cross shelter served 28 ...

Things to know about the impact of the Marshalltown tornado

Here's what we know so far about the tornado that devastated Marshalltown. • A curfew will go into effect at 9 p.m. for the city of Marshalltown. Everyone should stay home and off the streets unless it is an emergency. Make way for emergency responders. Capt. Brian Batterson of the ...

T-R’s comittment to coverage

TAMA — We didn’t go to the basement immediately. Not when the first emergency alert hit our phones at 3:22, the rhythmic tone of a panic signal moving its way through the Times-Republican. Had we known then what we know now, we might have taken the time to walk out and admire our ...