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Researchers Studying Marshalltown Tornado’s Impact on Renter, Immigrant Households

An EF3 tornado carved a path of destruction through Marshalltown this summer, leaving hundreds of damaged homes and buildings and an ongoing search for recovery assistance.

A disaster researcher at Iowa State University has begun examining how the tornado affected different types of households – particularly immigrant households and renters – to understand what can be done in the future to address disaster recovery needs in small communities throughout the United States.

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