Rock Rapids, Iowa — The severe weather continues for northwest Iowa. Early on Monday, the Rock River at Rock Rapids experienced what is thought to be a record flood. On Monday afternoon, tornadoes were the threatening weather of the hour.
The National Weather service issued a tornado warning for Osceola County at 2:35 PM. A tornado warning was issued for western Dickinson and eastern Osceola Counties at 2:54 PM. Preliminary reports from that area are of a roof that was blown off of a hog barn near Melvin, apparently due to high winds, a tree blown over and hail larger than quarters.
At 3:43 PM, a tornado was reported by law enforcement three miles southeast of Larchwood. The officer says it touched down briefly. At 3:44 PM, they received a report of a funnel cloud two miles north of Alvord. A trained spotter called it in. A tornado warning was then issued for Lyon County. More torrential rain was also reported in Rock Rapids.
We also have the report of power lines down in the city of Hull at Maple and 3rd Street.
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