Possible tornado causes damage in Iowa

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A flash flood warning has been issued for northeast Iowa. The National Weather Service said Tuesday morning that a radar reading shows rainfall of up to 6 inches have fallen since midnight.

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Some flooding is expected in several communities, including Elkader and Postville. Flood watches also have been posted for much of northeast and eastern Iowa.

Cedar Rapids officials say some homes were damaged and trees and power lines were knocked down by what may have been a tornado on the northwest side of the city. No injuries have been reported.

A funnel cloud was reported a little after 9 p.m. Monday. The weather service is sending a storm survey crew to determine whether the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado.

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  • Date: 2018-09-04T12:21:00Z
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Possible Tornado Touches Down In Cedar Rapids

Officials in Cedar Rapids say that a possible tornado caused damage on the cities northwest side on Monday night. The storm hit just after 9 p.m. and residents in the area reported hearing very high winds.

Officials with Linn County Emergency Management say that there are several homes with damage near Jackson School. There were also damage reports in Cedar Hills, along O Avenue NW from Edgewood Road to Hillside Drive. Damage was also reported near Gordon Avenue at West Post Road to near E Avenue and Wiley Boulevard.

Officials are asking the public to please avoid traveling through’storm-affected areas on the cities northwest side this morning. Alliant Energy says that over 2,000 residents lost power due to the storms, but nearly all have been restored as of this morning. The National Weather Service is sending a team today to investigate and confirm whether a tornado did hit Cedar Rapids. No warning was issued when the storm rolled through.

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Multiple Tornadoes Touch Down In Iowa

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