City of Pomeroy
Location of Pomeroy in the state of Iowa.
|• Mayor||David Berger|
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,240 ft (378 m)|
|• Density||347.4/sq mi (134.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0460354|
Pomeroy was hit by a tornado on July 6, 1893, that was estimated to be F5 on the Fujita scale. There was a damage path of around 500 yards (460 m) wide and 55 miles (89 km) long and the tornado destroyed about 80% of the homes in Pomeroy. It killed 71 people and injured 200 others.