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Tornado that damaged Oelwein apartment building is rated EF1

Damage at Buffalo Run Apartments in Oelwein, Iowa, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. (TYLER SMITH/YOUNEWS SUBMISSION)
Damage at Buffalo Run Apartments in Oelwein, Iowa, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. (TYLER SMITH/YOUNEWS SUBMISSION)(KCRG)
Published: Mar. 31, 2020 at 4:16 PM CDT
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A tornado that ripped off part of a wall from a northeast Iowa apartment building has been rated EF1, with peak winds of 107 mph.

The National Weather Service says the funnel touched down around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near the Fayette-Buchanan county line and ran north along the western edge of Oelwein.

Authorities reported no injuries other than a foot cut for a woman.

Another tornado first appeared around 6:40 p.m. southeast of Maynard. It jogged east and north, damaging farms before lifting.

The service also confirmed two tornadoes in Black Hawk County and two more earlier Saturday in southern Iowa.

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