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Jun 12, 9:30 AM
BLENCOE, Iowa (AP) - Frightened Boy Scouts huddled in a shelter as a tornado tore through their western Iowa campground, killing four people and injuring 48 others who had little warning of the approaching twister.
Tornadoes also raked Kansas on Wednesday, killing at least two people, destroying much of the small town of Chapman and causing extensive damage on the Kansas State University campus.
Many of the Boy Scouts, who had emergency training only a day before, quickly began helping one another.
"There were some real heroes," Iowa Gov. Chet Culver said.
Thank you for the update *****.
I found the district executive for the camp grounds and have sent out a letter offering our help and assistance. You should get a copy soon.
After I hear back from him, I’ll bring you up to date and will
for a plan to raise some money and what ever else we might do.
Again, Thanks for the sharp eye.
Sincerely, ******* *******
Originally posted by NGC2736
There has been another deadly tornado, this time in Iowa, where four Boy Scouts wer killed Wednesday. The camp, Little Sioux Ranch in western Iowa, had about 125 campers, including staff, present when the twister struck. The young men ranged in age from 13 to 18, and were there for leadership training.
Tornados are occurring in a wide range of locations, though in Iowa they are hardly unexpected. but I cannot stress too much that no matter where you live, prepare yourself ahead of time for these killers.
I personally live in Tornado Alley, so being prepared is second nature. But if you've never faced one of these events, it can be shocking in it's speed and sheer violence. There is no comparison to other natural events. It's more like a sudden mortar attack.
I urge everyone to read up on tornado safety, and then make the preparations you need to. Talk to your children about what to do. Make all the decisions that you can head of time, as on the spot decisions are often too little,too late.
There ar a lot of resources out there to google. And the Red Cross as well as the National Weather Service all have good publications. Please, take just a few minutes to wrap your head around this. If this was a serial killer, stalking our nation, everyone would prepare. Well, tornados are serial killers, year in and year out.
Edit to add: Flag this and put it up where everyone can see it. This is something that just thinking about now could literally mean life or death.
[edit on 12-6-2008 by NGC2736]
I just read the report of the disaster at the ***** ****** ***** in the remote Loess Hills.
As a brother in Scouting I have asked my District to start a fund to help with the cost and grief.
Please let me know how we might help.
Prayer and shared grief, we stand with you!
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