My heart goes out to those effected by the tornado this past weekend! I am gathering up some stock piled supplies to send over.
A tornado damaged the hospital in Creston on Saturday night.
Authorities with the Creston Police Department said the damage was reported at the Greater Regional Medical Center about 7:30 p.m.
Authorities say there were no serious injuries at the hospital. The high winds broke windows, sending flying glass into the building. The majority of the damage was to the roof, which was ripped open in places, allowing rain to enter the hospital. That also caused electrical problems.
Dozens of ambulances from around Iowa raced to the hospital to evacuate patients to surrounding communities. Hospitals in Des Moines also sent staff members to Creston to help with the evacuation.
Creston Mayor Warren Woods said power lines are down all over Creston, and much of the city is without electricity.
At Southwest Community College, roof damage was found on dormitories, and there were other reports of damage there.
Police said there were reports of injuries at the community college, including some students who were cut by flying glass. None of the injuries was serious. The storm knocked down trees and overturned a few cars on the SWCC campus.
The Lutheran church and Christian church were opened as shelters.
Daylight Sunday morning revealed several homes heavily damaged in Creston, with roofs ripped off, walls collapsed, and debris strewn across the yards.
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