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National Weather Service Assess Storm Damage

Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 11:03 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel
 
Near 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry CountyNear 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry County

Updated at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2012:

Teams from the National Weather Service were in southeast Iowa today touring storm damage from last night’s severe weather. Officials joined Emergency Management Coordinator Walt Jackson from Henry County as well as Washington and Keokuk County Larry Smith as they started in the Wayland area to track the storm’s path as it moved northeast toward the Noble and Crawfordsville area. The damage inspection process took place over three hours and the storm has deemed as a high EF2.

The specific storm information from the National Weather Service is:

* LOCATION…APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE SOUTH OF WAYLAND IN HENRY COUNTY IOWA…TO 2.25 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF CRAWFORDSVILLE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY IOWA.
* TIME…APPROXIMATELY 830 PM CDT TO 900 PM CDT.
* INJURIES/FATALITIES…NONE.
* EF-SCALE RATING…HIGH END EF2.
* ESTIMATED WIND SPEED…130 MPH.
* MAX WIDTH…1/4 MILE.
* PATH LENGTH…APPROXIMATELY 4.3 MILES.
* DAMAGE INFORMATION…THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE END OF THE TORNADO PATH. TWO HOMES LOST ROOFS. AT ONE OF THE RESIDENCES A CAR WAS TUMBLED. SEVERAL FARMS LOST OUTBUILDINGS.  2 TURKEY FARMS WERE DESTROYED. A MAIN TRANSMISSION POWER POLE WAS ALSO SNAPPED.

ENHANCED FUJITA /EF/ SCALE INFORMATION…

PLEASE NOTE THE NUMBERS BELOW ARE APPROXIMATE WIND SPEEDS FOR DAMAGE
CATEGORIES.

EF0…  65 -  85 MPH
EF1…  86 – 110 MPH
EF2… 111 – 135 MPH
EF3… 136 – 165 MPH
EF4… 166 – 200 MPH
EF5… 201 MPH OR GREATER

Near 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry CountyNear 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry County
Near 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry CountyNear 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry County
Near 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry CountyNear 120th and Dakota Avenue in Henry County
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1367 111th Street in Henry County1367 111th Street in Henry County
1367 111th Street in Henry County1367 111th Street in Henry County
1367 111th Street in Henry County1367 111th Street in Henry County
WACO Students and other volunteers help to clean up damage at 1367 111th Street in Henry CountyWACO Students and other volunteers help to clean up damage at 1367 111th Street in Henry County
WACO Students and other volunteers help to clean up damage at 1367 111th Street in Henry CountyWACO Students and other volunteers help to clean up damage at 1367 111th Street in Henry County
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WACO Students and other volunteers help to clean up damage at 1367 111th Street in Henry CountyWACO Students and other volunteers help to clean up damage at 1367 111th Street in Henry County
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Road sign of 330th and Red Oak in Washington CountyRoad sign of 330th and Red Oak in Washington County
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3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
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Missing roof from the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyMissing roof from the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
The ceiling of the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue shows the crack where the third floor was lifted awayThe ceiling of the 2nd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue shows the crack where the third floor was lifted away
The daughter who lives at 3229 Spruce Avenue was awaken from her bed when the window blew outThe daughter who lives at 3229 Spruce Avenue was awaken from her bed when the window blew out
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Looking at the damage from the 3rd floor at 3229 Spruce AvenueLooking at the damage from the 3rd floor at 3229 Spruce Avenue
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Crews from the National Weather Service assess damage at 3205 Spruce Avenue in Washington CountyCrews from the National Weather Service assess damage at 3205 Spruce Avenue in Washington County
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