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Storm damage reported in Linn County

LINN COUNTY (KWWL) - Weather officials believe a tornado touched down this afternoon in Linn County, causing damage to farm residences and destroying campers at a campground.

No injuries were immediately reported after the twister touched down at about 4:53 p.m. east of Center Point and west of Central City.

The tornado moved into Delaware County then lifted. He said it uprooted trees, caused debris to blow around and was blamed for a propane tank leak.

Weather service officials couldn't immediately confirm how hard the winds were blowing during the storm.

Mike Goldberg, Linn County's emergency coordinator, says the tornado swept through the northeast part of the county. Damage reports included campers that were destroyed at Pinicon Ridge Park Campground near Central City and some damage to farm residences.

No injuries had been reported about an hour after the storm, and he said, "We hope it stays that way."

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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