McGregor, IA tornado damage may be worse than first thought

Steve Miller

Staff member
Jun 14, 2004
Moore, OK
The mayor of the northeast Iowa town of McGregor, struck by a tornado Wednesday night, says damage to the city’s downtown is likely even worse than what many people initially thought.

Harold Brooks says it’s still unclear how many buildings on Main Street were destroyed. “They’re finding out that there are hardly any businesses that are not damaged (in) some way or another,” Brooks said. The National Weather Service rated the tornado as an EF1, with wind speeds of up to 110 miles an hour.