Thunderstorms leave damage behind in eastern Iowa

August 29, 2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Powerful winds from thunderstorms have knocked down trees and power lines and damaged buildings in eastern Iowa.

No injuries have been reported from Tuesday’s storming. The National Weather Service says a tornado was reported around 7:10 p.m. in a rural area near Grand Mound.

A wind gust of 83 mph (134 kph) was reported at Iowa City Municipal Airport, and gusts over 60 mph (97 kph) were reported in several spots. Several trees were downed in Parnell.

Rainfall was heavy over many communities. The weather service reports that 5.1 inches (13 centimeters) fell in one Des Moines County location and 3.4 inches (8.6 centimeters) fell in Cantril over a 12-hour period.

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