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Tornades Iowa

At least seven dead as a result of an EF3 cyclone

SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2022 2:35 PM – The system, which is currently crossing Quebec, has created a violent tornado near Des Moines, Iowa.

Last Saturday, a beefy regime hit the Midwest. This is the same that brought rain, snow and ice for Sunday in Quebec.

dead and wounded

During its passage through Iowa, the depression generated several tornadoes. One caused significant damage in the communities of Winterset and Patterson, southwest of Des Moines. According to preliminary results, the tornado was EF-3 strength.

Tornado Iowa

Seven people, including two children, were killed after passing through this sector at the beginning of Saturday evening. According to the media Des Moines Record, it will be the deadliest hurricane to hit Iowa since 2008. Several people were also injured in nearby counties. A resident of Chariton was also killed, according to the media. CNN.

Lots of damage reported

In Madison County, the Emergency Management Agency said at least 30 homes were destroyed. In Norwalk, a town south of Des Moines, the KCCI press team reported damage from the hurricane. Several homes were damaged and power lines were cut after the storm passed through the small town of Avon, south of Des Moines.

Tornado 2Image credit: KCCI/CNN

By early Sunday morning, there were more than 70,000 blackouts in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana according to PowerOutage.Us. Fortunately for Iowa residents, power returned relatively quickly. And while the state on Saturday night recorded more than 10,000 outages, that number had risen to 2,000 by early Sunday morning.

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