Tornado that damaged Oelwein apartment building is rated EF1
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.