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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed the touch down of a tornado in Indianola and has a damage assessment team on site.

Meteorologist John Hinsberger says the weather service has verified the report of a tornado touching down about 8 p.m. Friday. He says there were initial reports of homes damaged northwest of the city, but the damage assessment team on site Saturday morning hasn't made a report yet.

There are no reports of injuries.

Hinsberger also says there's flooding along much of the Des Moines River in central Iowa.

In eastern Iowa, there's a flash flood watch from Iowa County south to Jefferson County and east to the Illinois border. That watch covers Iowa City, Davenport and Burlington.

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