State of Emergency Declared after Tornadoes Tear Through Iowa (+Video, Photos)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least 27 tornadoes were reported in the US state of Iowa Thursday, overturning cars, flattening homes and leaving people injured.
The National Weather Service is yet to release the exact number of tornados when it surveys the damage.
The City of Marshalltown has declared a state of emergency. Everyone is advised to stay away from the downtown area until further notice.
In Marshalltown, a town of about 27,000 people about an hour northeast of Des Moines, 10 people suffered injuries after a tornado struck the area, according to CNN.
Trees have crashed down into roads, houses are missing many shingles, a large industrial building is missing sections of a wall and debris is littered over vehicles in the parking lot.
A video published on social media shows the damages and destroyed cars after the tornado rips through the city.