Belmond organizing tornado cleanup next Saturday

BELMOND, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers are sought to help the city of Belmond clean up after a tornado damaged homes, businesses and farming operations in June. Cleanup has been delayed by wet ground in the areas near the east branch of the Iowa River.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/GMKWQN ) the cleanup effort is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday. Volunteers will meet at the former Cattleman’s restaurant site at U.S. Highway 69.

The cleanup effort will focus on the debris left in a pasture, a wooded area and the east branch of the Iowa River.

A tornado touched down the afternoon of June 12 just outside of Belmond destroying Cattleman’s Steak and Provisions.

Volunteers will be moving debris out of the wooded area and onto trucks.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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