FIVE YEARS: Parkersburg Commemorates

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It was five years ago today, a powerful and deadly tornado hit the town of Parkersburg.

The EF5 tornado tore a path through Parkersburg, New Hartford and Dunkerton.

Two people were killed in New Hartford and seven people died in Parkersburg.

The town’s school, Aplington-Parkersburg High School took a direct hit.

Today, the town is bouncing back.

According to the City, 288 homes were destroyed by the 2008 tornado. 230 of those homes have been rebuilt.

Twenty of the 22 businesses hit that day are now open again.

The community marked the anniversary by following the path of that deadly twister, Saturday.

It was the annual Race of Remembrance EF-5K and  the Ed Thomas 10K.

The race takes runners through the parts of Parkersburg that were destroyed by the tornado.

Organizers of the race say it’s a time to remember the storm but also to show off…

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