1974: Two violent tornadoes produced F4 damage in eastern Iowa. The first struck southern sections of Ryan in Delaware County damaging or destroying several dozen homes, Saint Patricks Church, a school, and two businesses. The church and 20 of the homes were completely destroyed and 12 people were injured in Ryan. The second tornado struck rural areas southeast of Ladora in Iowa County injuring 2 people and completely sweeping away a farm house.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 12, 2012