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EF-1 tornado confirmed in Adair County

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:11 a.m. CDT

National Weather Service (NWS) in Des Moines confirmed three tornadoes hit Iowa Monday. They were in Adair, Madison and Tama counties.

In Adair County, a damage survey confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down 12:42 p.m. Monday near Casey and traveled 7.5 miles southeast to a location 5.4 miles south of Stuart.

The event lasted eight minutes and had an estimated peak wind speed of 100 mph. No injuries or deaths were reported with this tornado.

Shane Searcy of the NWS in Des Moines confirmed the worst damage was southwest of Stuart at the property of Arnold Lewis where a house and several buildings were heavily damaged or destroyed. It was at Lewis’s property where the tornado was rated an EF-1.


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