a city in northwestern West Virginia on the Ohio river
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- Around the hard-hit area of Parkersburg people are trying to recover what they can.
- Officials say a total of 350 homes were destroyed, more than 200 just in Parkersburg.
- Some of the worst damage was in Parkersburg, Iowa where homes and a high school were destroyed.
- The tornado that battered Parkersburg in Iowa on the 25th of May took six lives, destroyed 222 houses and damaged another 400 homes.
- At a point where the valley road intersects the old Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike, a famous thoroughfare in its day, is a post office in a farm house.