Storms Leave Widespread Damage Throughout Northeast Iowa

Severe weather moved swiftly through northeast and eastern Iowa Sunday afternoon leaving downed tree limbs, uprooted trees and building damage across the KMCH listening area.  Wind speeds were estimated to be 60 to 70 miles per hour.

Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan:

The home that that lost part of its roof in Earlville belongs to Scott Henney. He and his family are safe – he told KMCH they were not home when the storm hit.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s office report that two people were injured as a result of their trailer home being destroyed on Roller Coaster Road. Another person was injured after being trapped inside a collapsed barn on Ryan Road.  All were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

A tornado warning was issued for Dubuque County at about 5:40 pm.  The National Weather Service says they will be sending out a survey team today.

The storm left more than 35,000 Alliant Energy customers without power.  As of this morning nearly 3700 customers are still without power.

You can see numerous photos of the storm damage on the KMCH Facebook page.  Thank everyone who called the station and submitted their photos