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Locals Respond With Donations, Service Following Greenfield Tornado

Local individuals and people are stepping up to assist fellow Iowans after severe weather caused extensive damage in Greenfield in Adair County. Relief supplies started flowing into the community almost immediately after a large tornado hit the town late Tuesday afternoon. Organizations in the area have indicated they already have plenty of water for residents and volunteers. However, many other items are still needed, such as baby formula and supplies, children’s clothing, diapers, work gloves, paper towels, dog food, and other similar materials. Wendl’s Weapons and Indoor Range is accepting donations at their location at 810 E. Highway 30 in Carroll that will be loaded into a trailer and taken to Greenfield on Thursday. Following Tuesday’s tornado, Medic 3 from the Carroll County Ambulance Department traveled to Adair County to assist in the immediate aftermath, and many other first responders from surrounding agencies did the same. Linemen from area electrical companies and cooperatives have since responded to restore power to the stricken community, such as Mark Winnett from Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities. The Iowa State Patrol has confirmed multiple fatalities in Greenfield and numerous injuries from the tornado, but a more precise count isn’t expected until later Wednesday. Staff from the National Weather Service (NWS) Des Moines Office are scheduled to visit Greenfield today (Wednesday) for formal damage assessments.  The Greater Greenfield Community Foundation is collecting monetary donations for the recovery, and a link to their PayPal page is included with this story on our website.


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