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Tornadoes Rake Parts of Iowa in 2 Days of Severe Weather

At least four tornadoes raked parts of Iowa on May 26, the National Weather Service confirmed, to give the state a second day of severe weather. All of the tornadoes appeared to be weak and in mostly uninhabited areas that …

Twister that Damaged Iowa Apartment Building Was EF1

A tornado that ripped off part of a wall from a northeast Iowa apartment building has been rated an EF1 twister, with peak winds of 107 mph (172.2 kph), officials said. The funnel touched down around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near …

Iowa Denied Federal Disaster Assistance for July Tornadoes

A federal agency has denied disaster assistance for residents and business owners of Marshall and Polk counties who endured tornadoes in July. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency had denied the governor’s request for assistance through …

Unexpected Iowa Tornadoes Flatten Buildings, Injure at Least 17

Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. The storms even surprised weather forecasters when they hit the region Thursday …

Injuries, Property Damage Reported from Tornadoes in Iowa, Wisconsin

Thunderstorms that spun off tornadoes as they rumbled across Iowa injured at least two people, mowed down crops and damaged homes and farm buildings. In Wisconsin, at least one person was reported injured, as well. Tornadoes were reported on June …

Midwest Pounded by Tornado-Packing Storms

The National Weather Service confirmed that on tornadoes touched down this week in parts of eastern Iowa that also endured heavy rain and hail as large as golf balls. Tornadoes also touched down at least five times in central and …