Tornadoes Destroy Iowa Towns As Storms Rip Through

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IOWA  —  Severe storms ripped across parts of Iowa on Thursday afternoon, destroying homes and businesses.

Tornadoes hit Pella, Bondurant, and Marshalltown, causing severe damage across the communities. Injuries have been reported, however the numbers and extent is not currently known.

A curfew will go into effect at 9:00 PM on Thursday in Marshalltown. Residents are asked to stay home unless in an emergency situation.

Channel 13 crews are on scene in the affected cities. Video updates from reporters can be seen below. Visit Channel 13 on Facebook and Twitter for more footage and images of the damage from our crews and residents.

Justin Surrency in Marshalltown

Jerad Giottonini in Marshalltown

Jerad Giottonini in Marshalltown

Jerad Giottonini in Bondurant

Ben Oldach in Bondurant