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H.Res. 1236 (110th): Expressing the sympathy of the House of Representatives to the citizens of Black Hawk, Buchanan, Butler, and Delaware Counties, Iowa, who were victims of the devastating tornado that struck their communities on May 25, 2008.

The text of the resolution below is as of Jun 4, 2008 (Introduced).


IV

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1236

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 4, 2008

(for himself, Mr. Latham, Mr. Boswell, Mr. King of Iowa, and Mr. Loebsack) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sympathy of the House of Representatives to the citizens of Black Hawk, Buchanan, Butler, and Delaware Counties, Iowa, who were victims of the devastating tornado that struck their communities on May 25, 2008.

Whereas on Sunday May 25, 2008, a tornado struck eastern Iowa and left a path of destruction from Aplington to Lamont;

Whereas this tornado was classified as an EF–5, the strongest possible type, with winds estimated at 205 miles per hour;

Whereas 8 people died in Parkersburg and New Hartford as a result of the tornado;

Whereas approximately 50 percent of the community of Parkersburg was destroyed, including at least 288 homes;

Whereas substantial damage also occurred in Aplington, New Hartford, Dunkerton, Fairbank, Hazleton, and Lamont; and

Whereas the faith, courage, and determination of the citizens of Black Hawk, Buchanan, Butler, and Delaware Counties, Iowa, is evident as they continue the task of cleaning up and rebuilding their communities following the tornado: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

expresses its deepest sympathies to the citizens of Black Hawk, Buchanan, Butler, and Delaware Counties, Iowa, who were victims of the devastating tornado that struck their communities on May 25, 2008; and

(2)

expresses its support as these citizens continue their efforts to clean up and rebuild their communities.