Iowa City Public Library

2006 Iowa City Tornado

Collection Guide

    The Iowa City Public Library is collecting images and stories from people who experienced the F2 tornado that struck Iowa City in 2006. This collection is in development. Please check back often to see newly added items.

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    Damage at Hartwig Motors
    Martini's and the Union Bar
    Continuing After Breast Cancer Support Group Reminiscence of the 2006 Tornado
    Tree damage on North 7th Avenue
    Pink insulation in the trees
    Second floor destroyed
    Looking down  North 7th Avenue
    End of the road
    Blown-out windows on North 7th Avenue
    The Mill Restaurant Sign
    Apartments and businesses at Clinton and Court Streets
    The Dubuque Street Entrance to the Pedestrian Mall
    The Mill Restaurant
    Mailboxes of Iowa City and the Futon Shop
    Businesses along the 300 Block of Burlington St.
    Damage at The Mill Restaurant
    Mailboxes of Iowa City and other businesses
    The Northeast ans Southeast Corners of Burlington and Clinton Streets
    Burlington Street Looking North onto Clinton Street
    Apartments and Businesses on the corner of Burlington and Gilbert Streets
    The Mill Restaurant
    Debris outside of The Mill
    The Mill Restaurant
    Apartments and Businesses on the corner of Burlington and Gilbert Streets
    The Intersection of Burlington and Gilbert Streets
    Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
    Traffic on Burlington Street; rooftop damage on Gilbert Street apartment buildings
    Firetrucks parked on Burlington Street.
    The Mill Restaurant
    Car Flipped Over at the L & M Mighty Shop
    Burlington Street over Ralston Creek
    Damaged Cars near Burlington Street
    The Intersection of Burlington and Linn Streets
    Mailboxes of Iowa City and other businesses
    Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
    Fallen Wall Between Buildings on Burlington Street
    Businesses along the 300 Block of Burlington St.
    Burlington Street looking East
    Burlington Street Bridge looking East
    The Mill Restaurant Sign
    Burlington Street Entrance to the Sheraton Iowa City
    The Intersection of Burlington and Linn Streets
    Sidewalk on Burlington Street
    Tattoo Shop on Burlington Street.
    Video of the F2 tornado (warning: contains profanities)
    Intersection of Linn and Court Streets
    Apartment building on Court street
    House on Court Street
    Apartments on Court Street
    Downed Trees on court Street
    House on Court Street
    Court Street loking west
    Intersection of Court and Clinton Streets
    Damaged Car and Apartment
    Damaged Cars and Other Debris on Court Street.
    Damaged tree and apartment building on Court Street
    Apartments on Court Street
    Damaged Tree
    Downed Tree on Court Street
    Damaged Car and Apartment
    Law Offices at 22 East Court Street
    House at 706 E. College Street, documented by City of Iowa City
    House at 706 E. College Street
    Burlington Street Sign
    House at 706 E. College Street
    House at 706 E. College Street
    North Dodge Street documented by the City of Iowa City
    House at 706 E. College Street
    House at 706 E. College Street
    Park hours sign at College Green Park
    Cleanup crew at College Green Park
    Downed trees at College Green Park
    Damage to trees at College Green Park
    Progress on cleanup at College Green Park
    Damage to trees at College Green Park
    College Green Park damage and onlookers
    Friends exploring the aftermath
    Cleanup crew at College Green Park
    College Green Park damage
    Tree damage at College Green Park
    Progress on cleanup at College Green Park
    Walmart workers and store sign
    Warped metal on the side of the road
    Chezik-Bell Honda
    Pontiac GMC dealership
    Metal slabs on the side of the road
    Blown-out Honda dealership sign
    Workers in College Green Park
    Wood like knives
    Cement-block crushed car
    Uprooted tree on East College
    Uprooted evergreen in front of City Hall
    City residents experience blackouts
    Call in the National Guard
    Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream
    You shall not pass
    Like a wrecking ball
    Helpers and neighbors, Thank you
    Apartments on East Iowa Avenue
    Cleaning up Iowa Avenue
    Red Cross: here to help
    Onlookers on Iowa Avenue
    Historic home
    Crushed by bricks
    Insulation by the Iowa River
    Wind-bent rain gutter
    "Dorothy" unfazed
    "For Sale: $14,000 OBO"
    Need a spoon?
    A Dairy Queen without a roof
    Hartwig Motors
    "The Doll House"
    Saving Lives at Saint Patrick's Church
    An Easter Bunny looks on
    Tornado damage to Rochester Avenue house
    Garage blown apart
    Alley view behind Rochester Avenue
    Debris deposited on property
    Flattened fence
    Cardinal sans tail feathers
    Collapsed garage
    Collapsed garage
    Wicked Witch doormat
    Earrings remain hanging
    Johnson County Courthouse
    View of Johnson County Courthouse and overturned car
    Johnson County Courthouse and other damaged building
    Johnson County Courthouse and other damaged building
    Tornado-tossed items
    Exterior tornado damage to 539 Woodridge Avenue house
    Pink insulation near Woodridge Avenue
    Debris near Woodridge and 7th avenues
    Destroyed couches on Woodridge Avenue
    Interior tornado damage to 539 Woodridge Avenue house
    Red Cross truck parked on Woodridge Avenue
    Iowa Federation House Tornado Damage