NWS gets reports of 3 tornadoes in eastern Iowa

Gazette Staff/SourceMedia
Published: May 22 2011 | 5:02 pm - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 4:34 pm in

IOWA COUNTY - Witnesses in Iowa County said a tornado ripped through the northern half of the county around 3 p.m.Sunday.

First responders and fire crews from Ladora are at 1424 G Ave. in Marengo where the roof was ripped off a home.  The homeowner said he and his wife were home at the time of the tornado, but were not injured.

A farmstead on 130th Street was also heavily damaged by the storm.  Part of an abandon farm house was thrown about 100 yards from its foundation.  A witness said no one was there when the storm came through.

Power Lines and trees are also down throughout the county.  There is a clear visible “tornado line” with damage spanning for about three miles.

The National Weather Service has gotten reports of three tornadoes in eastern Iowa.

Maren Stoflet in the weather service's Quad Cities office says there were reports of tornadoes briefly touching down near Ladora, Parnell and North Liberty. They have yet to be confirmed.

Stoflet says the weather service had no immediate information on injuries or damage.

The Iowa County sheriff's office says there were no injuries from the tornadoes reported near Ladora and Parnell but there was some damage. The office was still gathering information and couldn't provide details.

Dave Wilson in the Johnson County sheriff's office says several funnels clouds were spotted near North Liberty but it didn't appear that a tornado actually touched down. He says there were no injuries and no signs of damage.

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