Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather
One Year Later: The Tornado Timeline
By Danielle Plogmann, News Producer
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.