Thunderstorm Brings Tornado Damage To Iowa

Monday, October 1st 2007, 6:42 am
By: News On 6

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ A series of storms moved across Iowa Sunday evening generating high winds, heavy rain and reports of tornado damage in central Iowa.

The Poweshiek County Sheriff's department reported trees and power lines down in the central part of the county and multiple farm outbuildings damaged including grain bins, machine sheds and pole barns.

No reports of injuries or damage to homes were immediately called in, a sheriff's dispatcher said.

The Jasper County Sheriff's department was assessing the extent of damage in the Lynnville and Sully areas about 10 miles south of Interstate 80. A sheriff's dispatcher said the extent of damage was not immediately known but initial reports did indicate some property damage.

The National Weather Service indicated that a trained spotter reported damage to a home about five miles southwest of Lynnville at around 6:30 p.m.

Another eyewitness reported a tornado touching down four miles south of Sully at about the same time. The spotter reported an 8-mile damage path south of Sully heading north toward Lynnville.

One-inch hail was reported south of Pleasantville and east of Odebolt. Tree limbs as large as six inches in diameter were reported down in Ringgold County and near Melcher-Dallas in Marion County.