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Severe weather churns up tornadoes, unleashes powerful winds across central US

Severe weather churns up tornadoes, unleashes powerful winds across central US

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Another round of tornadoes struck the central United States from North Dakota and Oklahoma to Indiana during the weekend. Saturday held 29 preliminary tornado reports from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, but there have been no reported injuries or fatalities as of Monday morning. Severe storms produced three tornadoes, two of which were confirmed EF2 tornadoes in Des Moines County, Iowa, that downed trees, power lines, destroyed outbuildings and “severely damaged a house off its foundation,” according to an NWS storm survey. The third tornado was a confirmed EF0 west of Mediapolis. The two EF2 tornadoes struck Oakville, Iowa, where one reached peak wind speeds of 120 mph. It destroyed a farm building, threw farm equipment 40 yards and moved a pickup truck about 20 yards, according to the NWS storm survey. The second EF2 tornado destroyed a big farm. The survey photos from both tornadoes show wooden beams torn asunder and scattered across a field, a…
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