One Year Later: The Tornado Timeline

By Danielle Plogmann, News Producer


By Becky Ogann

EASTERN IOWA - One year ago on April 13, 2006, a severe thunderstorm dropped six tornadoes on eastern Iowa.

It all started in Tama County with the first touchdown at 7:10 p.m.

Within an hour, tornadoes struck in Linn and Benton Counties.

Then around 8 p.m., an F2 tornado tore a 4.5 mile-long path of destruction right through the heart of Iowa City.

At 8:41 p.m., an F1 touched down in Jones County, near Anamosa, damaging almost 50 homes there.

The sixth and final tornado that night killed one person. Christine McAtee died when a tornado tossed her mobile home near Nichols, a town about 20 miles southeast of Iowa City.

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