Parkersburg: In their own words

Remnants of houses after an EF-5 tornado destroyed much of Parkersburg. (File, CBS2/FOX28)

May 25 will mark the 10th anniversary of the day an EF-5 tornado tore through Parkersburg. The tornado carved a 43-mile-long path of destruction that took the lives of seven Parkersburg residents and two New Hartford residents.

Survivors, city officials, forecasters and storm chasers say this event change their lives forever.

This is Parkersburg in their own words.

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