Traer, Reinbeck Tornadoes Rated EF1; Three Other Tornadoes Confirmed

(Kelsey DeReus/Reinbeck)

(Kelsey DeReus/Reinbeck)

REINBECK, Iowa – The tornado that struck the Grundy County community of Reinbeck was ranked an EF-1 tornado by the National Weather Service.

Br90oDKCMAAW59cA storm survey team from the National Weather Service spent Monday afternoon in Reinbeck examining storm damage and determined the tornado touched down at approximately 7:58 p.m., two miles northwest of town.

The tornado, with winds of 100 m.p.h., was 100 yards wide and stayed on the ground for more than three miles before it dissipated 1.7 miles south of town at 8:11 p.m.

At least one home was damaged. No injuries were reported.

The team from the National Weather Service also conducted a storm survey in Traer.

Br96VNKCAAEG4A6According to the survey team, a tornado touched down at about 8:18 p.m. northwest Traer. The tornado caused extensive tree damage and stayed on the ground for 6.6 miles. The only structural damaged reported was at a farm where an outbuilding was damaged.

The tornado was 200 yards wide with winds of 90 m.p.h. and dissipated three miles east of Traer.

Using video and photos, the National Weather Service was able to confirm at least three additional tornadoes struck central Iowa on Sunday.

Those tornadoes touched down near Jewell, southeast of Stuart and in rural areas of Eastern Jasper County. Additional information on those tornadoes is expected in the next few days.

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