One year anniversary of tornadoes in Marshalltown, Bondurant and Pella

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - One year after tornadoes touched down in parts of central Iowa, the city of Marshalltown is still recovering.

The Marshalltown County Courthouse took heavy damage from the EF-3 tornado that hit in the afternoon of July 19, 2018. The steeple was lost, but now the building is surrounded by scaffolding and other materials as repairs continue.

Numerous other businesses, homes and organizations ended up having to make other arrangements due to the damage.

The Youth and Shelter Services building ended up losing its roof during the storm, and now they have a permanent home.

"We've moved from uncertainties to security, we know where we're going to be working and we've started to fund raise to remodel and rehab this building," said YSS Director David Hicks.

Hicks tells WHO Radio News his organization ended up buying the old Marshalltown police headquarters, which is soon to be vacant when a brand new facility opens later this year.

On the same day, another EF-3 tornado hit the city of Pella and an EF-2 tornado struck in Bondurant.

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