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EF-0 Tornado confirmed near Epworth last Wednesday

In a statement released Friday evening, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities...
In a statement released Friday evening, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities confirmed an EF-0 tornado with estimated peak winds of 74 MPH touched down for about 3 minutes Wednesday evening.(KCRG)
Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 7:26 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A tornado touched down south of the town of Epworth on the evening of August 11.

In a statement released Friday evening, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities confirmed an EF-0 tornado with estimated peak winds of 74 MPH touched down for about 3 minutes Wednesday evening.

The NWS office, with help from Dubuque County Emergency Management, performed a storm survey following tornado warnings on Wednesday evening, identifying a path about 3 miles southwest of Epworth. The tornado cut a damage path through mature corn and continued on into a section of timber where it caused branch damage and toppled one tree. A local farmer witnessed the tornado, reporting swirling debris.

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