Severe Storms Cause Damage Across Floyd County

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Grain bin damage at the intersection of 260th St and Quail Ave, 5 miles south of Charles City

Charles City, Iowa – Severe thunderstorms packing winds in excess of 60 mph caused damage early Monday morning across Floyd County.

The storms began to roll across the area at about 6:30am and packed a punch as it did so.

According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, the Marble Rock Fire Department reported around 65mph wind gusts at 7:42am, dropping limbs and branches and downing power lines.

The winds also knocked down grain bins and scattered debris across fields about 5 miles south of Charles City, near the intersection of 260th St and Quail Ave.

In addition to the wind damage, flash flooding was common across North Iowa. Interstate 90 in Austin, MN was closed for a time due to water over the road. All of that water will make it’s way down the Cedar River, which could set the stage for minor flooding in Charles City. A Flood Warning for the Cedar River in Charles City remains in effect for the next few days.

Other Storm Reports From Monday morning included:

6:48am – 1.25″ hail 1 mile north of Cresco
7:00am – Flash flooding was reported 1 mile NNE of Staceyville with a road reportedly washed out
7:42am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Marble Rock
7:50am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported 7 miles west of Nashua
7:54am – Flash flooding reported in Cresco
8:00am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Nashua
8:17am – Flash flooding reported 3 miles north of McIntire
8:19am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Oelwein
8:20am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Maynard
8:23am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Oelwein
8:20am – Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Maynard
9:08am – Heavy rainfall of 1.5″ reported in Oelwein

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.