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Possible Tornado Touches Down in Western Iowa, One Dead

TornadoKCCI is reporting that authorities state a tornado is suspected to have touched down in western Iowa at 1:30 am CT on May 22, 2019.

The sheriff’s office of Adair County reports that Linda Lee Brownlee, age 74, was killed. Brownlee’s husband, Harold Brownlee, was flown to a hospital in Des Moines to obtain treatment. The couple’s home was destroyed by the possible tornado.

The possible tornado did not cause any more injuries.

The National Weather Service has reported that farmstead debris flew onto Interstate 80. The tornado has not been verified yet.

National Weather Service officials will be surveying the area today to determine if straight-line winds or a tornado caused the damage.

This is a developing story

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

KCCI: 1 dead, 1 injured as home ripped apart in unconfirmed tornado
KCRG ABC: One dead after potential tornado overnight in western Iowa

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