OVERNIGHT STORMS: Damaging Weather Hits Iowa

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A powerful storm hit Iowa, triggering tornado warnings overnight. A tornado did not touchdown, but the storm did leave a lot of damage.

Ames residents saw some of the damage.

Many trees and power lines were taken down in the strong winds. A tree fell on a house located on Nixon Circle in Ames. It did heavy damage to the garage and living room. The owner, Derek Trickle, was not home when the storm hit, but says he’ll have plenty to clean up.

“It took out half the whole garage and half the living room. Just put the Mustang in the garage this morning.” Trickle said.

A traffic signal light at Grand and Bloomington was also knocked to the ground.

Other storm damage overnight included quarter size hail blowing sideways reported in Fort Dodge where a storm spotter estimated wind gusts hit 60 miles per hour. Another report from Boone County noted the roof of a barn torn off.