Morning Storms Knock Out Power to Thousands

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Rain falls outside Central Campus in Des Moines

Rain falls outside the WHO-HD studios at 1801 Grand Avenue, in Des Moines, Iowa, during the morning hours of Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (MEGAN REUTHER/WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Early morning storms rolled through Central Iowa on a day thousands of students head back to school.

19,000 MidAmerican Energy customers were without electricity during the height of the storm. As of 9 a.m. about 5,000 still didn’t have power in the Des Moines area. Many intersections have flashing red lights or no lights at all.

The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Community School District will have a two hour late start Wednesday morning because of the storms.

This is the first day of school for students in Des Moines and West Des Moines. Most other students are already back in class.

WHO-HD lost power right before 5 a.m. as Today in Iowa was about to start. Power returned at about 6:15 a.m..


  • plynitsafe

    The City of Carlisle didn’t lose no power out here but we had one heck of a Thunder & Lightening. Some Rain showers, medium, not to heavy rain. Just lots of Thunder booms.

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