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Weather officials confirm 3 tornadoes hit Iowa

July 1, 2014
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have confirmed three tornadoes hit Iowa during recent severe weather.

The National Weather Service says three tornadoes hit Monday in south central and east central Iowa as severe weather packing heavy rain and hail moved across the state. A tornado in Tama County rated as an EF-2, which means winds ranged between 111 and 135 mph. Its peak wind was 120 mph, damaging a house.

The other two tornadoes in Adair and Madison counties rated as an EF-1, which means winds ranged between 65 and 85 mph. The first EF-1 tornado heavily damaged a house and several outbuildings near Stuart. The second EF-1 tornado damaged a house and several trees.

Officials will continue to investigate other reports of tornadoes in the days ahead.



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