Multiple tornado warnings were issued in Marion County minutes after events for Tulip Time in Pella were cancelled due to inclement weather Thursday evening. Four different warnings impacting northern Marion County took place between 7:25 and 8:30pm. Tornado touchdowns were spotted near Swan, Prairie City, Lake Red Rock, and Hartford, according to trained weather spotters and the National Weather Service. Heavy rainfall fell throughout some of the warned areas as well.
The Knoxville Hospital’s ER has a new life-saving tool at its disposal – the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System. The LUCAS device provides mechanical chest compressions at a rate and depth consistent with current American Heart Association guidelines for CPR. KHC Emergency Department Coordinator Kristina Morgan says this device not only provides a consistent way to perform CPR, but also lessens the burden on the staff , as CPR is a physically demanding task that often distracts nurses and EMS staff from performing other life-saving actions. The device was provided at no cost thanks to a grant funded by the Helmsley Family Trust.