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Clutier bouncing back one year after wind storm


It was just last year when winds from 105 to about 130 miles per hour ripped through Benton, Tama, Marshall and Story counties, leaving many communities with a lot of clean-up and rebuilding.

Power lines and trees were down as well as some significant buildings in many towns.

In the city of Clutier, the wind that went through was equivalent to an EF1 tornado.

There was damage throughout the town, but the most significant damage was to the fire station. The wind flattened the building making it unusable during the storm.

Since then, they have cleaned up the town and rebuilt the fire station.

"We're hard workers and we are just glad we did have all the volunteers help that we had because we didn't have a lot of man power because we are a small town. So we are glad they came to help us and we really appreciate it," said Ardene Cross, Mayor.

Clutier is gearing up for later this month for RAGBRAI riders and their annual Bohemian Plum Festival.

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