4 Scouts Are Dead After Tornado Hits Boy Scout Camp in Iowa
FOX News reported that 4 people were killed and 40 injured at a boy scout camp after a tornado struck tonight.
About 100 campers, aged 14 to 18, were said to be at the camp when the storm hit.
The Des Moines Register is reporting that 4 boy scouts were killed.
The AP reported:
The National Weather Service has received reports of injuries and possibly fatalities from an apparent tornado that struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa.
Meteorologist Jim Meyer says law enforcement officials had called the weather service Wednesday evening and reported injuries and damage at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch.
Meyer said: “We believe there were some fatalities and injuries.”
KCCI has more on the tragedy.
KCCI in Des Moines is reporting that a tornado has hit a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, injuring as many as 40 people. KETV, out of Omaha, reports that the Boy Scouts confirm four of those injuries are fatalities.
Courtney Greene, a spokeswoman for Governor Chet Culver says that the tornado hit the Little Sioux Scout Camp. Speaking from the state Emergency Operations Center, which is mobilized because of flooding across eastern Iowa, Greene said authorities have been told of multiple injuries and the potential loss of life.
Hospitals in the area have been told to be on stand-by for injured patients.
The camp is located in western Iowa on the Harrison-Monona county line, north of Council Bluffs.