Marshalltown residents repair properties

Three months after being struck by a tornado, a community is making progress on repairs.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:54 PM

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – It has been three months since a tornado ripped through Marshalltown – destroying homes and structures throughout the city.

If you take a look around town, you’ll likely see or hear construction.

Fortunately, local home and business owners are beginning the rebuilding process and re-entering their properties.

“From a structural standpoint, we lost the back quarter of the roof,” said Justin Wood, a local business owner.

But the town is finally getting to make some progress on repairing their properties.

“We actually got our roof finished up last week and we just got our backdoor finished-up completely yesterday,” said Wood.

Just in time for hundreds of croiss country runners and their families to come to town on Thursday for the state qualifying meet.

Kevin Holubar tells KIMT the support from the cross country community has been amazing.

“A lot of people have comments to us about the tornado and they’re glad to support us in any way,” said Holubar.

But, Justin says seeing the way the community has supported one-another is what has been special to him.

“We saw people from every community arounf the state of Iowa who tried to help us get back on our feet,” said Wood. “It’s a very long process…we have a long ways to go.”

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