Damage Reported in Central Iowa Following Severe Weather

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Tornado over Lake Panorama taken by Gary J. Babcock

A line of severe thunderstorms moved through central Iowa Sunday night causing damage to several communities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Storms Move Through Central Iowa

A possible tornado caused damage near Lake Panorama at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Emergency crews were surveying damage to buildings early Monday morning. Guthrie County officials said that no injuries had been reported as of early Monday.

Additional damage has been reported near the community of Yale.

Panora mayor Patrick Parker reported damage just outside of the town. Power lines are down, several outbuildings and garages have been destroyed.

Storms moved into the Des Moines metro area shortly after 10:20 p.m. Sunday. Winds of 50-60 miles per hour were recorded as the storms moved through Polk County.  Several hundred MidAmerican & Alliant Energy customers lost power when the storms moved through the metro-area.

No injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines will be deploying a survey crew on Monday to examine storm damage. The team will be looking at damage to determine if it was caused by a tornado or straight line winds.

Additional thunderstorms are possible Monday.

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  • Levi Richey

    I’m from panora and my grandpa saw the funnel cloud from on top of the lemon mill dam hill. It looked big and was going towards the north side is what said to me on the phone.

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