Tornado Confirmed Near Epworth on Wednesday

Officials say a tornado touched down in Dubuque County last Wednesday.

A tornado warning had been issued for the county, with rotation detected south of Farley and Epworth.

On Friday, Dubuque County Emergency Management confirmed a tornado touched down three miles southwest of Epworth around 5:40 pm.

Officials say the tornado was short-lived and remained over open fields, but did some tree damage at the end of its path. It has been rated a weak EF-0 tornado with peak winds of 74 miles per hour.

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