Jun 29, 2017

Tornadoes, Damage Reported As Severe Weather Strikes Iowa, Wisconsin

Pam Wright
The Weather Channel
Southwest of Farrigut, Iowa. Photo: Josh Spreiter
Southwest of Farrigut, Iowa. Photo: Josh Spreiter

There were 26 reports of tornadoes Wednesday in four states as severe weather struck the Midwest.

The storms caused at least two injuries and damage to dozens of homes and farm buildings.

In rural Pierce County, Wisconsin, at least one person was injured when a tornado destroyed numerous buildings and downed trees, according to the Pierce County Herald.

Particularly hard hit was Iowa, where several buildings were destroyed by possible tornadoes. 

In Prairieburg, Iowa, a possible tornado knocked out power for much of the town. It also heavily damaged a grain elevator, knocked down power lines and damaged several farm buildings, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. One person was injured and several houses were destroyed, reports KWWL.

Strong winds took down trees in Clayton and a mixture of baseball and teacup-sized hail were reported in Shenandoah, according to the NWS.

Two possible tornadoes touched down near the town of Stuart, Iowa, and another likely twister kicked up debris south of Pleasantville. Teams from the National Weather Service will be surveying the damage to determine if the damage was indeed caused by tornadoes. 

Significant flash flooding occurred in Missouri, with reports of cows floating across a highway east of Maryville and a water rescue, according to the NWS.