Most storm debris cleared from battered Iowa town


April 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

THURMAN, Iowa (AP) – Most of the storm debris and downed trees have been cleared from tornado-ravaged Thurman. Volunteers have been working since last weekend’s storm to help the town of 229 get back to normal. The tornado ripped through the town, damaging most homes but causing only a few minor injuries. Mayor Rod Umphreys Jr. says most roads were clear and most debris removed after a hundred volunteers turned out Saturday.  The town has been inundated with volunteers since the storm, some coming from as far as Wisconsin and Montana.