CLEANUP BEGINS: Barns, Trees, Power Lines Damaged During Storms

People in southwest Iowa are cleaning up after several rounds of storms left a trail of damage Tuesday night.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad issued a disaster proclamation for Pottawattamie County on Tuesday evening, according to a Iowa Governor’s Office news release.

The proclamation “allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the storms,” the release stated.

No other Iowa counties had requested state assistance as of 8:30 p.m.

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Governor’s Office will continue to monitor the situation, officials said.

Trained weather spotters have reported many trees and utility polls have been knocked over in the community of Diagonal. Several outbuildings have been damaged or destroyed.

In Corning, spotters have reported a large area of tree damage on the north side of town, with several trees down on homes. The Adams County Emergency Manager reports severe tree damage across the county.

Flash flooding has also been reported in rural areas of Ringgold County near Clearfield. Water, 1 to 2 feet deep, covered Highway 25.

According to Cass County Emergency Management, one home lost it’s roof near Lewis. The American Red Cross has been called in to assist the residents.

As of 11:30 p.m. there are no reports of injuries.

-The Des Moines Register contributed to this report

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