A group of young adults from Colorado is in southwestern Iowa, helpingresidents rebuild their homes after tornadoes tore through the regionearlier this month. Ellen Gordon, Iowa’s Emergency Management Divisionchief, says the teams will focus on Adair and Union Counties.Damage from the series of storms April 8th exceeded eight-million dollars ineight counties. Gordon says the AmeriCorps volunteers will be helping out inthe worst-hit areas, repairing things like torn-up rooves, blown-out windowsand shredded siding.A team of crisis counselors from central Iowa was sent to Colorado a fewdays ago, following the high school shootings. Gordon says there’s a certainirony in the fact these volunteers are coming to Iowa from Colorado.The Colorado volunteers plan to be in Iowa through May 13th.
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