Weather Service Confirms 5 Tornadoes In Iowa
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Mason City, IA - The National Weather Service has confirmed at least five tornadoes touched down in north-central Iowa Wednesday, damaging homes, businesses and farm buildings.
One of the twisters that hit within a mile of Belmond rated an EF3 on the tornado scale, with winds of 155 mph. Meteorologists say its 200-yard-wide path ran for eight miles.
Near Hampton, an EF1 storm with 90 mph winds left behind some damage. The second was an EF0, with winds up to 70 mph.
No injuries have been reported.