Weather service says EF-1 tornado hit south of Iowa City

May 25, 2019 GMT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit south of Iowa City rated an EF-1, with winds of 110 mph.

That word came Saturday after teams surveyed storm damage in Washington and Johnson counties.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that the teams found damage to rooftops and trees and say some outbuildings and mobile homes were flipped. No injuries have been reported.

Frytown, a village of about 200 that sits about 10 miles south of Iowa City, saw the brunt of the damage, with several trailers at a mobile home park there overturned.


The tornado also disrupted Iowa City West High School’s graduation ceremony Friday evening, forcing students, their families and staff to seek shelter inside the Carver-Hawkeye Arena as tornado warnings sounded..


Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com