Officials begin surveying tornado damage in central Iowa
Updated: 9:48 PM CDT Jul 14, 2021
Good evening. It’s been a busy afternoon and evening for our storm teammate meteorologist within the past 20 minutes a tornado warning ended in Marshall County. This picture from laurel shows the storm moving in matt Gannaway sent us this image. The latest storms move through just north of Baxter Andrea Berg sent us this image of ominous looking clouds while Peyton johnson sent us this image of the clouds just northwest of Baxter, red and green. We have been hearing a lot of that today and we’re not talking about christmas K. C. C. I. S. Chief meteorologist chris glenn anger has been explaining that that makes means rotation and you’ve seen a lot of that today. We also have juliana here, what do you guys have your eye on right now? You know we’re watching some storms that are still producing severe weather but the tornado threat has subsided. We have this strong storm just south of Marshalltown, look at the Boeing structure that would indicate some damaging winds and then storey County, the southern part of the county. You’ve seen 3 to 5 inches of rain and it’s possible that there could be some flash flooding. But this is the storm that’s racing off to the east that I am concerned about when it comes to At least the possibility of damaging winds. You’ll see it right along Highway 63. That push will indicate probably wind speeds up to 60 mph, no real rotation. But if we turn on the sheer, you can still see some moderate sheer. Just east of Highway 63, that’s the kind of night we’ve been seeing A live look in Marshalltown where it’s 70°. Look at that wind sustained at 28 mph. Do point is 67 still juicy out there. What an afternoon it’s been. First storm near Lake City exploded, turn tornado produced a tornado and then we had additional storms that blew through. Now it’s transitioning to a heavy rain threat across the southern part of the watch, which is going to be expiring should be expiring actually any second now. Then behind this air mass things are quieter juliana. It’s possible that we could see rain well into the day tomorrow as well. Yes. Yeah. I mean even playing this out, you can see that just within the next few hours we’re expecting things to really hold out nothing to widespread but just some isolated showers and storms out there playing it out a little further. Um, we’ll see going into tonight, things just kind of continue and hang out for us. Uh, and then going into tomorrow. This could, it’s kind of really pushed south this whole system of rain. So finally getting to play that outgoing overnight again things just holding out until that morning commute and kind of lingering over parts of I-35 as well. So be mindful of that road will be slick out there. But like we’ve talked about really the severe stuff is kind of behind us. So we’ll just see really just some widespread thunder showers out there, uh, for the next few hours leading into tomorrow and even tomorrow evening tracking out the rest of that rain as well. Probably an additional maybe an inch as much. But we’re looking just falling short of an inch or so for the again that southern half of the state, so we’ll keep track of everything but senate bacteria. All right. Thank you so much, both of you. Well, several possible tornadoes have been reported in the state as we said, one of the first touchdown in Lake City. K. C. C. I. S. Chris Gardner joins us live from the town in calhoun County, which is about two hours northwest of the metro chris Hi ray, we’re at the south central calhoun community schools bus barn right now and take a look at the roof of this collapsed and some of the roof actually blew off of this into some nearby sporting fields. You can see some of the busses here see mostly spared for the most part considering what happened here, seems like the roof actually kind of caved in right in between The buses, but I want you to take a look at some aerial video from our Sky eight drone. This storm has knocked out power all across Lake City. The good news is, there have been no reported injuries from this tornado or in Lake City or in Calhoun County for that matter. Now in town here we have seen a lot of down trees and some have fallen into houses causing a bit of damage. We spoke to a woman who had a tree fall on her house just as we pulled into town. My heart sank because I’m thinking, what is my house going to look like with? I’ve never been in a tornado, I mean we had 15 years ago, but it was way down the street and we could just feel the winds from that. So, um, yeah, I didn’t know what I was going to find when I got home. Now, calhoun County Emergency Management is encouraging folks to stay out of the damage areas. They’re encouraging people not to drive through and gawk, although we’ve been seeing plenty of that. They say they’re worried that gawker’s could end up impacting and delaying some of the power restoration to Lake City and the surrounding areas. They do hope to get power back on by tomorrow morning. They say that the damage cleanup overall could likely take a couple of days. But all in all things did go pretty well here better than they could have. So good news. There again, no injuries from this tornado that blew through lake city here and into calhoun county with some of these strong storms for now live in Lake city. Chris Gardner K. C. C. I. A. News Iowa’s news leader. That is good news, chris and KCC is kayla James is nearby where home was also damaged. As Caitlyn reports, a grandma and her eight grandchildren hunkered down in the basement during the storm. This is what’s left for once. Two story home after a tornado came through on Wednesday, thankfully we’re told the family made it out safely, neighbors tell us the tornado came through after four in the afternoon. The family made up of grandparents and their eight grandchildren. Therefore their annual visit may get to the basement just in time. The second floor of the house was completely destroyed, clothing and furniture scattered across the lawn. The winds were so strong. A semi truck on the property was tipped over by the end of the storm. Despite the devastation, the family who didn’t wish to go on camera says they’re truly blessed joan boost. One of the homeowners share a statement with Casey ci saying, quote, We may have lost material items but for the grace of God, 10 people emerge from under a pool table in our basement without a single scratch. The family also tells us they’re incredibly thankful for their neighbors and friends who came out and watched their home and are also helping them with the clean up in lake city killer James Casey. I ate news Iowa’s news leader. A farmer in the town of jule just north of Ames is cleaning up damage from a storm. Larry Scherer says the farm that’s been in his family for more than 100 years had a lot of tree damage, some crop damage and the garage doors blew off. He was alerted of the storm on his cell phone and saw the twister just off to the west. He went to the basement where he heard what sounded like a freight train and felt the house shake right after the storm hit. Scherer says the sheriff and his neighbors came right on over to make sure that he was okay. We’re real fortunate got good neighbors live in a good area, a good town, our law enforcement people, you know they care about us and so yeah we’re lucky we live in Iowa Well sheriff says he’s hoping for some quiet weather now so they can get everything they’re cleaned up. Viewers sent to us a lot of video and photos. Here’s some more damage in Jewel. Carlene ousted sent us this video of what appears to be a large violent tornado. But at this point we’re not hearing any damage reports from that Jewel area. A twitter user shared this picture of what appears to be a tornado near Gilbert this afternoon. He tells us this was taken north of Gilbert looking to the north. The story, county Emergency Management tells K. C. C. I. There is no known damage or power outages in this county. This video here is just north of the Gilbert area. This was taking their stanhope in Hamilton County. Hunter folks share this with us. Just look how the dark sky is behind that tornado, very ominous. And again this is outside of stanhope. We called a gas station in town and people there are telling us that the city did not take a direct hit. Well, here’s another video of a possible tornado near stanhope in Hamilton County, just north of the metro. The funnel cloud looks like that it passed outside of that town there. Well, you can keep up with any warnings or severe weather in your area on the KCC I mobile app there, you can find the latest storm teammate forecast and interactive radar right at your fingertips.
Officials begin surveying tornado damage in central Iowa
Updated: 9:48 PM CDT Jul 14, 2021
First responding agencies across Iowa are checking their areas for damage after multiple tornadoes touched down on Wednesday. Calhoun County Emergency Management Director Shane Voith confirmed there have been no injuries reported in the county. Voith told KCCI that power is out throughout Lake City and other surrounding areas. They hope to have power back by Thursday. Authorities in Calhoun are asking people to stay off the streets and out of the area due to multiple downed power lines stating loitering may slow efforts to restore power. Hamilton County officials also stated that no injuries were reported as a result of the storm. “Damage to roofs, trees and powerlines were reported to the Sheriff’s Office and Hamilton County Emergency Management,” county officials released in a statement. Anyone with significant damage in Hamilton County should contact the Sheriff’s Office or Emergency Management. Check back to KCCI for updates on recovery as they become available. Download the KCCI Breaking News App for severe weather alerts.
LAKE CITY, Iowa —
First responding agencies across Iowa are checking their areas for damage after multiple tornadoes touched down on Wednesday.
Calhoun County Emergency Management Director Shane Voith confirmed there have been no injuries reported in the county.
Voith told KCCI that power is out throughout Lake City and other surrounding areas. They hope to have power back by Thursday.
Authorities in Calhoun are asking people to stay off the streets and out of the area due to multiple downed power lines stating loitering may slow efforts to restore power.
Hamilton County officials also stated that no injuries were reported as a result of the storm.
“Damage to roofs, trees and powerlines were reported to the Sheriff’s Office and Hamilton County Emergency Management,” county officials released in a statement.
Anyone with significant damage in Hamilton County should contact the Sheriff’s Office or Emergency Management.
Home damaged near Lake City
Tornado damages bus barn in Lake City
Check back to KCCI for updates on recovery as they become available. Download the KCCI Breaking News App for severe weather alerts.
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