On May 25th, 2008 right before 5:00 o'clock pm a devasting EF5 tornado shred through the south side of Parkersburg. This tornado damaged 400 houses, ruined the high school, left 70 people injured, and 7 people dead. This left the town devastated. Although part of the town was broken, this caused many people to come together. With the help of everyone our town was rebuilt and restored to how it originally was within a year.