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Fewer tornadoes this year

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- It's a very welcome bit of news -- Iowa has seen a decline in the number of tornadoes sweeping across the state this year.

These numbers are from the National Weather Service.  As of Wednesday, 13 tornados have touched down in Iowa this year. There have been no deaths or major injuries reported related to them.

Last year, there were 105 confirmed tornados in the state and 13 deaths.

So far this year, there have been only 19 tornado warnings.  That compares to 131 last year.

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