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CNHI/Southeast Iowa

July 7, 2014

Warnings, but little damage reported from Sunday storms

OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa was lucky on another stormy night across the state.

Nearly a dozen tornadoes were reported Sunday and warnings continued into the late evening, mostly between Waterloo and Newton. Some of the tornadoes were well-documented with multiple photos and videos. But there were no immediate reports of fatalities.

In southeast Iowa, Marion and Mahaska counties were both placed under tornado warnings as a strong storm pushed southeast. The cell weakened as it approached Wapello County, but was still strong enough to produce a severe thunderstorm warning.

Not every area saw rain as the storms moved through. The official recording station at the Ottumwa Industrial Airport received 0.31 inches, but most areas in town saw considerably less rain — if any.

Only one area damage report showed up on the National Weather Service’s map on Monday morning: a power pole knocked down by the thunderstorm as it passed three miles north northeast of Ottumwa. That report came from law enforcement.

Storms remain likely tonight, though the area should get a chance to dry out before the next system moves in late this week.

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